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A car accident can lead to serious injury

If you have never been involved in a car accident, you may not realize just how serious this can be.

While many accidents are minor fender benders, such as when one vehicle taps another from behind, others are much more serious.

A car accident has the potential to cause a variety of serious injuries, including but not limited to:

-- Back and head injuries. These are extremely serious, as any injury to the back, neck, or head can change your life forever. For example, a traumatic brain injury can hinder your ability to live a normal life in the future.

-- Chest injuries. These are common in motor vehicle accidents, and can include everything from broken ribs to a collapsed lung. In the most serious of situations, a person who suffers a chest injury can go into cardiac arrest.

-- Broken bones. Any type of broken bone requires immediate medical attention, with some injuries more serious than others. A neck fracture, for instance, could lead to paralysis.

-- Burns and abrasions. Depending on the type of accident, you could suffer from serious burns and abrasions. Both of these injuries can cause extreme pain and discomfort, along with disfigurement.

-- Emotional distress. To go along with physical injuries, emotional distress can also follow a serious car accident. This holds true whether you're driving the car or a passenger.

Since a car accident can cause serious injury, you must call for immediate medical help after a crash. Stay put until an ambulance arrives to transport you to a local hospital.

Once you consult with an experienced medical team, you'll gain a better understanding of your injuries and the type of treatment you require in the future.

It's important to have a clear idea of how to treat your injuries, as the right approach can be the difference between making a recovery and dealing with medical concerns for the rest of your life.

At the same time, you shouldn't hesitate to learn more about the accident, including who was at fault. This could lead you to learn more about your legal rights, as well as the manner in which you seek compensation.

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