When someone is injured in a car accident, he or she may file a claim with their own insurance company or, if they do not have insurance, make a claim to the car’s driver or owner’s liability insurance.
Here are some common injuries that are often claimed in the state of Colorado:
Whiplash is a type of soft tissue injury that occurs when the neck is suddenly and violently stretched. It can be caused by a car crash, but it can also happen as the result of other accidents like falls, sports injuries, and even some types of medical procedures.
Whiplash can cause severe pain in the neck and shoulders that may last for months or even years. The pain can be so debilitating that it interferes with everyday activities like sleeping and working. In some cases, whiplash can cause permanent damage to the spine or nerves in the neck that results in long-term disability or chronic pain.
It is important to seek medical attention immediately after your accident so that proper treatment can begin right away. You should also consider contacting an attorney after filing a car accident claim; an attorney will be able to help you get the compensation that you deserve.
Head and Brain Injuries
Head and brain injuries occur when the head is struck with great force, causing an impact on the skull. The force of the impact can cause injury to the brain, which is located within the skull. The brain controls all of our senses and bodily functions, so when it becomes injured, it can affect your ability to think clearly or move freely.
Head and brain injuries can be classified as mild, moderate, or severe, depending on their severity and how long they last. Mild head injuries may include headaches or dizziness, while moderate ones may cause vomiting or loss of consciousness for several minutes at most. Severe head injuries may cause permanent cognitive disability such as amnesia or paralysis on one side of the body due to damage to parts of your brain that control those functions.
Back and Neck Injuries
Back and neck injuries are the most common car accident injury claim because they can be sustained in so many different ways. They can occur when a driver’s head hits the steering wheel during a head-on collision or when a passenger’s head hits the dashboard during a rear-end collision. Back and neck injuries can also occur when someone’s body is thrown forward in their seat during an impact or when they’re thrown against their seatbelt on impact.
Leg and Knee Injuries
When you’re in a car accident, you are likely to be thrown around the vehicle by the force of the crash. Injuries to your legs and knees can happen if you are not wearing a seatbelt or if your seatbelt is too loose or too tight. A loose seatbelt will allow you to be thrown around more violently than a properly fitted one would, which can lead to broken bones and torn ligaments in your legs, as well as soft tissue damage.
If you have been involved in an accident where you were injured because of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. This means that if you have been injured as a result of someone else’s carelessness, then you can seek compensation for medical bills and lost wages associated with your injury.