3 catastrophic injuries resulting from car crashes

On Behalf of | Dec 28, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

People who are involved in car crashes can suffer from a host of injuries. Some of these injuries are life-changing because of their severity.

If you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle crash, you should pay close attention to how you’re feeling. You may have a serious injury that’s not evident right away. In some cases, adrenaline masks the symptoms of these injuries.

Brain injuries

A brain injury can remain hidden for days after the crash. You should pay close attention to headaches that don’t go away after the crash. This injury can occur even if you don’t hit your head. Other signs of a brain injury include changes in your sleep pattern, mood swings, sensitivity to light and nausea or vomiting.

Spinal cord injuries

Spinal cord injuries are usually noticeable right away because they can cause severe back pain. In some cases, they will cause limb weakness or paralysis. The effects of a spinal cord injury may be temporary, but they’re sometimes permanent.


The loss of a limb or digit can occur in a car crash. Reattachment of the body part is sometimes possible, but this will still require considerable medical attention and therapy after the surgery.

A catastrophic injury can make it difficult or impossible to return to work. They will usually need extensive medical care. The financial challenges that occur are considerable because you’ll likely have an uptick in expenses at a time when you have a decrease in income.

Anyone who suffers an injury in a car crash should seek medical care immediately. It’s also possible to file a compensation claim to cover the damages associated with the crash. North Carolina law limits how long you have to get your case filed so be sure you do this quickly or the time may expire.