A Minnesota motor vehicle accident may cause significant injuries that may hinder your ability to work or engage in other activities. As it may be possible to incur serious injuries in what you perceived to be a minor accident, it is a good idea to seek treatment after a wreck.
Head injuries are common
Fractured skulls, brain bleeds and concussions are among the injuries motor vehicle accident victims often incur. In many cases, these injuries occur after striking the dashboard or other hard surface within the vehicle. If you were sitting in the rear of the car when the wreck occurred, you may be at risk of striking the seat in front of yours. Failing to wear your safety belt may increase your risk of being ejected from a car or truck, which may result in hitting your head on concrete or pavement.
Bones and tendons can break or stretch
Broken bones are another typical consequence of a motor vehicle accident. As with most head injuries, bones typically break after striking a hard surface either inside or outside of the car or truck. Tendons usually stretch as a result of unnatural movements made in the first few seconds after impact. Your neck and back are the most likely parts of your body to experience unnatural movements, and this may be especially true if you were slumped over or had your feet up at the time a collision occurred.
If you are injured in a crash, you may incur medical bills and other expenses in an effort to obtain a full medical recovery. In the event that the crash was caused by a negligent motorist, it may be possible to obtain compensation from the defendant to pay those expenses.