We are never prepared for the devastating events that tear our lives apart. Car accidents are no exception. One minute you are driving to work like you do every day and the next you are sitting on a curb looking at your totaled car. For many people, the overwhelming reaction to an auto accident is shock and confusion about what to do next. When you call 763-251-PAIN, we will take care of those next steps for you.
We Help With All Kinds of Injuries
When you’re in pain following a car accident, you need help right away. If your injuries are serious, do not hesitate to get emergency medical treatment immediately. If the crash was not your fault and you call our referral team, you should not be held responsible for paying for this treatment. We have helped accident victims in the Twin Cities get treatment and compensation for the following types of injuries:
- Traumatic brain injury. The impact of a crash can cause an occupant’s head to whip back and forth, jostling the brain inside the skull. Victims can also strike their head on the steering wheel, dashboard, or windshield. Injuries ranging from a mild concussion to severe brain damage can result from this kind of impact. Brain injuries can be difficult to diagnose and may require a lifetime of treatment.
- Spinal cord damage. When the spinal cord is bruised or severed in an auto accident, significant nerve damage can result, leading to chronic pain, reduced sensation, loss of limb control, and even permanent paralysis.
- Herniated disk. Even with a seatbelt on, the occupant of a car that is in a crash can experience a jolt that damages the disks between the vertebrae of the spine. A bulging or herniated disk is a painful condition that may require surgery and months of recovery.
- Whiplash. When the neck is thrown back and forth in a rear-end collision, serious damage to the muscles and ligaments can occur. While this is one of the most common car accident injuries, it is still very serious and can cause limitations in movement and chronic pain. As a soft-tissue injury, however, it is often discounted by insurance adjusters.
- Chest injuries. Whether caused by the seatbelt, airbag, or impact with the dashboard, blunt force trauma to the chest can cause broken ribs, collapsed lungs, internal bleeding, and even cardiac arrest. Immediate medical care is needed to assess and treat chest injuries.
- Internal organ damage. Damage to internal organs, the pelvis, and the abdomen can also occur in an auto accident. These injuries can be life-threatening and should be treated immediately.
- Broken limbs. Anyone involved in a collision could suffer a broken pelvis, hand, wrist, arm, leg, or foot, but motorcyclists are at a particular risk of fractures and even amputations of limbs.
- Cuts and bruises. Broken glass, seatbelts, metal shards, and other debris can cause lacerations that put the victim at risk of serious blood loss and permanent scarring. Seatbelts can cause bruising across the chest that will be painful for many weeks.
- Emotional distress. Due to the shock and violence of a car crash, victims can experience emotional trauma from being in the crash as well as from witnessing a crash. Treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder is often required.
These kinds of injuries are always difficult to manage, but when they happen in an accident that was not your fault, you will also have to fight to get the monetary compensation you deserve from the liable party or parties. Our auto accident specialists will refer you to the medical treatment you need to get well and the legal help you need to pay for it.
Call 763-251-PAIN Today
You know you need help after an accident, but who do you call first—a doctor to look at your injuries or a lawyer to protect your right to fair compensation? You can take care of both important tasks with one phone call—to us. We are standing by to help you recover after a devastating crash. Call 763-251-PAIN now!