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What Happens to My Body in a Car Accident?

When you’re in a severe crash, you may suffer some of the most severe injuries both physically and mentally. Unfortunately, they often make it difficult for you to do some of the things you once enjoyed. Below, we’ll discuss what to expect when you’re in a crash and why it’s so important to pursue compensation.

Physical Impact

You can suffer some of the most catastrophic injuries, such as brain injuries, spinal cord damage, broken bones, and more. Unfortunately, you may experience latency issues with your injuries as well, meaning you won’t experience them for hours or even days later.

Immediately, you may feel some aches or pains, but it’s the long-term impact that you may need to worry about most. One thing you need to keep in mind if you experience a crash is you should relax your body as much as possible. If you tense up, your body will not absorb the impact as much, which can result in even more severe harm.

Mental Impact

Immediately, your crash may result in you experiencing adrenaline spikes, shock, and confusion. It’s often these effects that can result in you not feeling pain right after the crash. Even more, in the shock of everything, you may forget to take some of the very important steps that can help you build your claim.

Over the long-term, you may experience mental trauma stemming from your crash. Mental trauma – such as PTSD – can make it so you have to deal with triggers that bring about anxiety, fear, and other problems. The mental impact of a car accident is sometimes the worst part of a car accident.

At Parker Alexander, we look at all aspects of your crash to determine what your rights are. You may be able to pursue compensation for both your physical and mental losses. Our Monroe car accident attorneys will be there to help you through the whole process.

Call our firm today at (318) 625-6262.

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