Common Injuries In Michigan Motor Vehicle Accidents



Motor vehicle accidents can cause injuries to nearly every body part depending on the circumstances of the accident such as the speed at impact, location of impact, size and weight of the vehicles involved, and whether the occupants were wearing their seat belts. However, there are some injuries that seem to be more prevalent. If you or someone you love has been injured in a Metro Detroit or Michigan automobile accident, contact the Metro Detroit Injury Lawyers today for a fee evaluation of your case.

Brain and Head Injuries: Auto accident victims commonly suffer injuries to their brain and head as a result of hitting the dashboard, steering wheel, window or some other object in the vehicle. This can cause injuries that range from a mild concussion to a traumatic brain injury (TBI). A mild traumatic brain injury can cause temporary dysfunction of the brain cells. If the traumatic brain injury is more serious, it can result in bruising, torn tissue, bleeding and other physical damage to the brain causing long-term complications and even death. The Mayo Clinic reports that symptoms of a traumatic brain injury include loss of consciousness, persistent headache or headache that worsens, vomiting or nausea, slurred speech, and loss of coordination. Even a mild traumatic brain injury can affect the ability to lead your normal life and requires medical attention.

Neck and Back Injuries: Another common injury in auto accident cases involve injuries to the neck and back. Neck and back injuries can take the form of whiplash, strains, sprains, fractures, spinal and nerve injuries, as well as injuries to the discs in your neck, mid-back and lower back. Disc injuries can include bulging or herniated discs which can put pressure on and irritate the surrounding nerves leading to radiating pain in a person’s arms, hands, legs and feet. Sometimes the severity of these injuries is not immediately apparent. Often times, injuries to the neck and back worsen in the days and weeks after the car accident and result in long lasting pain and discomfort. 

Psychological Injuries: Aside from just physical injuries, car accidents can cause severe mental and emotional distress to the victim as well. The victim may suffer depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), difficulty sleeping, as well as have flashbacks of the accident. This emotional and mental distress can be magnified if the victim or their loved one suffered a serious physical injury in the accident, or if the accident resulted in a death. 

If you or your loved has been injured in a Metro Detroit or Michigan car accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation. Contact the Metro Detroit Injury Lawyers today for your free consultation and evaluation of your case.