The Two Most Common Car Accident Injuries

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Let’s talk about two common injuries from car accidents. I’m Steve Kramer. I’m a car accident and injury attorney in the state of Florida. There are two injuries that a lot of people don’t understand that are very common from car accidents. The first injury is herniated or bulging discs. And the way I think of them is these discs are what rest in your spine between your vertebrae and it’s kind of like a little disc. And what happens is when you’re injured sometimes these discs are like a jelly doughnut. They get squeezed the wrong way and the jelly from the doughnut kind of leaks out and it can put pressure on the spinal cord. It can cause pain. It can cause what are called radicular symptoms, where you might feel pain, tingling, numbness, shooting pain down your arms or legs and it can cause some real serious problems. And a lot of people wind up having spinal surgery, spinal fusion discectomies because of these sorts of injuries. And they’re very common in car accidents. And another injury that is common in car accidents and really wasn’t getting spotted and recognized until a lot more recently and a lot of people are becoming more aware of them are brain injuries. And what we’re talking about are concussions and mild traumatic brain injuries and traumatic brain injuries overall. And as a society, we’ve gotten better at recognizing brain injury and recognizing even a minimal injury can have lifelong impact on a person and can really change the course of your life. And you know, a lot of that is coming out of our studies through the NFL and through sports injuries. But even a mild concussion can cause long-term side effects. You know, I had a client who was overlooked by everybody before he really sat down and he actually wound up in front of me. And then once we were working together, I made sure we got him to the right neurologist. You know, did the proper diagnostic tools (MRI and brain scans). And as a result, we were able to identify that he had a traumatic brain injury. And it changed his case from really small, minor settlement to a case that was worth, you know, millions of dollars purely as a result of catching an injury that other people really hadn’t paid attention to. Making sure he got the best medical treatment and making sure he had the best quality legal representation. So it’s important to be aware of these two very common injuries, and I’m telling you this because a lot of people don’t understand about these types of injuries and I deal with this stuff every day. If you’ve got any questions about injuries from auto accidents or anything else, call me any time. Thanks for watching, I’m Steve Kramer.

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