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Long-term Effects of Car Accidents 

Car accidents in United States occur just literally everyday, even in 2016 where industrialization and globalization and so does land transportation has just started to popularize, 102 people were killed everyday and more than 3 million cases of sustenance of injuries from 34,436 traffic crashes and in the said year that appeared from data gathered by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Given that there are various forms of accident, this also means that victims and people invovled may obtain injuries and way of their demise could be different from other and in some cases, even post-recuperation, there are lingering effects depending on the manner did the accident happened. 

In a single car crash that occur everyday, people involved experience different types of damages ranging from minor injuries, broken bones, up to death. Some minor injuries who people thought that it has healed completely, but some manners of accidents cause lingering pain, potential disabilities, and errors in some parts that may affect one's quality and manner of living and ability to make money. 

Most medical professionals' experience and findings regarding lingering symptoms and hints of pain from car accidents includes apparent pain, numbness, and weakness which indicates the long-term effects of car accident wherein it could be categorized as either whiplash (caused by rear-end collisions, pain in neck and upper back that has three degrees), chronic pain syndrome (caused by violent force from a car crash), nerve root compressions (render a patient to lose strength, mobility, and flexibility), and etc. 

If ever one of your family members or closests friend has been involved in an accident who have sustained either minor or significant injuries and even a possible disability because of the driver has shown apparent negligence and recklessness and caused an accident and render the victim to have life-threatening injuries and condition, you can always refer help from a professional experienced injury lawyer to smoothen things out as your hired lawyers can help you decide from their factual and legal advices. 

Ryan LLP is an Ohio based injury lawyer that represents victims of personal injury caused by car accidents, medical malpractice due to medical professional's negligence, and even wrongful death against large companies, agencies and even individuals. We have 40 years of experience doing our service in this field and evidently successful with our civil litigations. Call our office now for free legal consultation.

Insurances

Contrary to public belief, insurance policies doesn't only offer one-sided benefits toward their clients, after all, it is still a business. Most insurance policies can help assist and cover financial expenditure and loses after an accident, there are some cases where you have to pay more to the insurers if your property, namely your car is heavily damaged then the it will be stapled on your record and may affect your insurance rate which will be affected negatively meaning paying more, only if you are an at-fault driver on that certain accident. They would likely to increase your insurance rate by 40% and this scales for yournger adults 21 and below as they are considered already as risk for injury compensation.

Physical Damage and Disabilities

From the remarks mentioned above about the risks of sustenance of physical damage, it depends on what type of accident one has experienced and other factors including speed, visibility depending on weather or by time, road condition, car condition, and human errors. All of those contribute how would an accident likely to end and may help police reckon if someone is still alive or not. 

Minor injuries are sustained when crash involves low speed and is located at occupied roads or at parking lots, minor injuries includes bruises, scrapes, lacerations, and external bleedings. While severe physical injuries includes traumatic brain injuries, neck and head traumas such as whiplash, disk and hip damages, and closed injuries such as fractures, sprains, and strains. 

Mental Damage

Car accidents render victims and people involved to experience fear and confusion during and even after the accident. And these fear and confusion would develop into higher level if left unexpressed and unchecked to stress, anxiety, regret, and frustration and some develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression as permanent effect of these pent-up feelings and thoughts following an accident that may affect their day to day decision making and quality of living. These can transition into harmful manifestation such as: 

  • Lethargy

  • Insomnia

  • Mood swings

  • Sexual dysfunction or infertility
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