Dayton, Ohio Attorney
Car accident injuries are very common. Unfortunately, many people don’t understand that they have been injured or know the extent of their injuries when it matters most—shortly after an accident when treatment can make the most difference, and before you accept a settlement offer from an insurance company. Whether you have been diagnosed with an injury or not after your car accident, this page can help you understand the common injuries and how they can affect your life after the accident.
We also offer free consultations, so we can talk to you in person about the immediate and long-term implications of your injuries. Please call 614-438-2672 or contact Anthony Castelli today to schedule a consultation in the Dayton, Ohio area.
A whiplash injury is one of the most common injuries in car accidents. When your car accelerates or decelerates rapidly when struck, your head can snap forward or backward rapidly, putting strain on the soft tissue in the head and neck. You can experience a sore jaw, even temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), which can cause recurring pain, dental problems, ringing ears, and headaches. You might experience neck strain and have pain or limited movement. Without treatment, the pain and restricted movement can worsen.
Brain Injury (TBI)
Traumatic brain injury can occur even if you didn’t crack your skull—you don’t even have to hit your head to suffer brain injury. Instead, injury can be caused by your brain rebounding inside your skull during the accident. Brain injury can be both serious and subtle. Talk to a doctor if you notice any of the following after your accident:
- Sleeping problems
- Memory problems
It’s very difficult to predict the long-term impact of brain injury, so these claims have to be handled carefully by an experienced attorney.
Your back can be injured either by an impact with an object, or by the strain placed on your body during the accident. These can range from spinal cord injuries that cause diminished function or paralysis to bulging discs that cause numbness, diminished function, or recurring pain. Back injuries are lifelong injuries, and the treatments for serious back injuries are often little better than the injuries themselves. You may face a lifetime of limited work and significantly reduced quality of life.
Despite this, back injuries are often disputed by insurance companies. It’s important to document your diagnosis and treatment carefully and talk to an attorney about your options.
Your bones are not built to withstand the speed and pressure of a car accident. Broken bones are common in car accidents. Though they are easily diagnosed and treated, they often result in lost wages, and may make you susceptible to future injury.
Face injury can be caused either by impact with the car interior or by flying glass or other objects. Facial injury not only requires medical attention, it may result in scarring or disfigurement that requires reconstructive plastic surgery and may lead to diminished quality of life.
An Experienced Attorney
Anthony Castelli has been helping people in and around Dayton for more than 30 years. He has likely seen injuries like yours and knows how they will impact you in the weeks to come and for the rest of your life. During your free consultation, he will discuss your options and what compensation may be available for your injury.
Please contact Anthony Castelli today for a free consultation.
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