Car Accidents May Cause Brain Injuries Similar to Professional Athlete Injuries
Did you know that a car accident can cause brain injuries similar to injuries commonly associated with professional athletes? It’s true. Injuries sustained in a full-contact football game can be eerily similar to injuries sustained in a car accident. Both incidents can do much more than knock the wind out of you for a minute.
Similarities Between Getting Hit in a Car Accident and Getting Hit in a Football Game:
One similarity between getting hit in a full-contact football game and getting hit in a car accident on the road is that the severity of the injury can vary greatly depending on several factors. Factors that can affect the severity of the resulting injury include the intensity of the hit, the type of “protective gear” you are wearing or using, etc.
Another Similarity is the Type of Injuries that Commonly Occur:
When you are involved in a car accident, most injuries are a result of the initial collision. Injuries can potentially affect any area of the body, but some injuries (and areas of injury) are more common than others.
- Head Injury
- Face Injury
- Neck Injury
- Back Injury
The most common sports injuries include concussion, shoulder injuries, lower back pain, and ACL tears.
Sports & Car Accident Injuries Have Distinct Similarities:
Car accident victims and sporting participants are both at risk for a head injury. One of the most common injuries for both car accident victims and athletes is a concussion due to the impact of a crash or the “impact” of a tackle or other contact during a contact sport. Whether you are hit by another driver on the road or hit by a fellow athlete, one thing is clear: a concussion is a definite risk. Victims of car accidents also frequently suffer from chronic back pain due to the crash’s impact, similar to athletes who deal with back pain from a tackling incident or overuse.
If you have been in a Texas car accident and need assistance evaluating your claim, please contact the car accident attorneys at Carrollton’s Hudson Law Firm. We put Personal back into Personal Injury Law.