Every year thousands of drivers and passengers are involved in high-speed collisions on U.S. roads. These accidents can often cause severe injuries that require extensive treatment, medication, and rehabilitation. In this article, we look at possible injuries from a car accident and their symptoms to help you better understand the impact of a collision on a patient’s life.
If you’re an attorney working on a lawsuit involving a patient who sustained injuries in a car accident, Cardinal LifeCare Consulting can assist in your case. We will create an evidence-based life care plan detailing the patient’s current and future medical needs. A life care plan can arm you with valuable information that could prove to be vital during litigation or negotiations with insurers.
Our legal nurse consultants can also connect you with the right medical specialist to serve as an expert witness in your case. If you have any questions about our methodology or would like to find out more about our life care planning services, contact us today at 724-487-0519.
In an accident, crash forces can put tremendous strain on the muscles supporting the neck. The stress can injure these muscles causing whiplash. Common symptoms of this condition include:
- Neck or shoulder pain
- Blurred vision
- Restricted movement
A blow, sudden jolt, or violent bump to the head can cause the brain to bounce inside the skull damaging the tissue or cells. This type of brain injury is known as a concussion and can lead to long-term brain damage and further complications. Symptoms include:
- Persisting headache
- Slurred speech
- Nausea and vomiting
- Feelings of confusion or agitation
- Brief or extended loss of consciousness
3. Broken, Cracked, or Fractured Ribs
Broken bones are common accident injuries, but unlike a broken arm, a cracked or fractured rib is often hard to detect. Many patients do not realize they have broken their ribs until hours or even days after the crash took place. Symptoms of broken ribs can include:
- Tenderness at the injury site
- Pain while laughing or coughing
- Pain while inhaling
- Pain while stretching or twisting the body
Life Care Planning & Expert Witness Services for Personal Injury Lawyers
Any case dealing with injuries sustained in a car accident can be a complex undertaking. The team at Cardinal LifeCare Consulting can lighten the burden by helping determine applicable standards of care, organize and analyze medical records, life care planning, serve as expert witnesses, identify and screen expert witnesses, research medical literature, and prepare evidence for trial. To get started call us today at 724-487-0519.