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Most Common Injuries in Wichita Auto Accidents

Car accident injuries are common, even from a low-velocity impact. Injuries range from minor cuts and bruises, to chronic whiplash and traumatic brain injuries. The severity of injuries are based off many factors like: location of the impact, health and age of the injured party, the type of automobile, speed of impact and much more. Virtually any part of your body can be injured, but some injuries are more common than others.

Traumatic Brain Injury: One of the most common injuries to both driver and passengers can range from mild concussion, to a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Because there is no physical sign of injury, TBI’s can be difficult to diagnose, but just as serious. In a TBI, the brain jostles against the skull and suffers bruising and swelling. In some cases, the impact will be sufficient to tear blood vessels in the brain, causing bleeding inside the skull.

Neck Injury: These types of injury also range from minor irritation and soreness, to serious injuries like cervical radiculopathy and disc injury. Whiplash is the most common neck injury and can become chronic whiplash, despite what doctors may tell you.

Back Injury: Back sprain, strain, fracture, disc injury, thoracic spine injury, lumbar radiculopathy and lumbar spine injury all cause long lasting pain. Similar to neck injuries, it may take several days and even weeks for the symptoms to show up.

Face Injury: Many items in a vehicle can cause facial injuries – the airbag, steering wheel, windshield, car seats and shattered glass. Severe injuries can even require surgery to fix facial disfigurement or dental injuries.

If you have had a Kansas car wreck injury that was not your fault and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recovery. Call us today at 316-269-1414 or visit our contact page here. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery.

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