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There are many life altering injuries that can be caused by a motor vehicle accident. Below outlines some common motor vehicle accident injuries:
Whiplash is an injury that can take a few days to heal but it also can be very debilitating, causing servere pain and restricting a person to carry out usual daily activities. Whiplash can also cause lower back pain and can sometimes result in sciatica.
Lower Back Pain and Sciatica
Lower back pain and sciatica is caused by damage to a disc in the lower spine which results in pain running from the lower back into the leg(s). It can also give a burning sensation or numbness.
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries are among the most serious injuries as they can effect the nervous system which can lead to paralysis. Spinal cord injury is more common with motorcyclists as there is less protection around them than that of a car.
Each year there are around 8,000 people who suffer disabling brain injury effects and about 2500 people are so disabled that they are dependent for life.