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How can car accident injuries affect you?

On Behalf of | Jan 25, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you are involved in a car accident, you may suffer different injuries. Examples include whiplash, traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries, broken bones, burns and amputations.

It will be best to make informed decisions after an accident to receive compensation because these injuries may affect your life considerably. Below are four effects that you may encounter.

Medical expenses

Car accident injuries result in immediate and ongoing medical expenses, including treatment, medications, tests and travel costs. The costs you incur may depend on the type, severity and extent of the injury and the distance to the chosen hospital.

Lost wages

An injury may make it impossible for you to return to work for some time, or you may have to change to a less demanding career with low pay. As a result, your income and living standard may be affected after an accident.

Decreased cognitive ability

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can decrease your cognitive ability. Thus, you may not remember things, comprehend information, learn new things and make decisions as before. This can affect your daily life and ability to work.

Mental health conditions

The psychological effects of being involved in a car accident may last for an extended period. You may have anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), trouble sleeping, uneasiness, flashbacks, nightmares and irritability.

These effects are serious, but they may be more intense in children. Further, the injuries you suffer may lead to loss of enjoyment, pain and suffering and embarrassment, which can enhance these mental health conditions.

Car accidents cause more than physical injuries. They result in effects that may change your life forever. If you or your loved one is involved in a car accident, consider your options to protect your rights and attain a comfortable life afterward.