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Head and back injuries are a concern in a car accident

There is never a good time to be part of a car accident, as any incident has the potential to cause serious injury or even death.

Unfortunately, even when you're obeying the rules of the road, there are other drivers who aren't taking the same level of care.

Head and back injuries are a major concern in any type of car accident. Not only can these cause immediate pain and discomfort, but they have a way of lingering for the rest of your life.

A brain injury, for example, is one of the most dangerous types of car accidents. From a mild concussion to a traumatic brain injury that results in a coma, immediate treatment is an absolute must.

Just the same as head injuries, back injuries can be every bit as dangerous. For example, damage to the spinal cord can lead to nerve damage, paralysis and a variety of other health concerns.

With all this in mind, you should do your best to avoid trouble on the road. You should also wear your seat belt at all times, as it can help prevent the most serious injuries.

If you are part of a car accident in which you suffer a head or back injury, stay where you are and wait for police and an ambulance to arrive. Once you receive treatment, you will better understand your injuries and long-term prognosis. At that point, you can turn your attention to the cause of the crash and how you can protect your legal rights with the idea of potentially receiving compensation.

Source: FindLaw, "Types of Car Accident Injuries," accessed Dec. 20, 2017

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