The most common types of injuries are those suffered from car accidents. Different types of accidents can produce different injures. For example, a rear end collision has a high probability of producing a whiplash injury, while a rollover accident can often produce a head trauma injury. Slip and fall accidents also produce unique injuries depending on the surface of the slip and fall, and the way in which the person fell. Common slip and fall injuries include hip and shoulder injuries, and many of these can be quite serious due to the complexity and sensitivity of the shoulder joints and the hip joints. Wrist injuries and knee injuries are also common results of a slip and fall accident. While severity of some of these injuries will become immediately apparent after the accident, it is important to seek medical treatment after an accident regardless of how minor you think the injury may be. In many cases the full symptoms are not felt for hour and sometimes days, especially when dealing with the neck and back. If a doctor recommends treatment and rehabilitation, it is also important to adhere to these recommendations. Failure to participate in rehabilitation can lead to further injuries down the road, either to the same body part, or to another body part due to overcompensation.
For more information on specific types of injuries click on the links below. Remember that only a doctor can give you accurate medical information on your specific injury. This information is meant to guide you in your legal claim for damages suffered. If you or someone you know has suffered from someone else's negligence contact The Herbst Firm for a free consultation. We are available anytime to discuss your potential lawsuit at 410-207-2598.