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Understanding the Long-Term Impact of a Motor Vehicle Accident

Imagine driving along when suddenly, you feel another vehicle strike your car from behind. You instantly feel pain in your neck and back, and your car has suffered significant damage as a result of the collision. What do you do next?

The aftermath of a motor vehicle accident can be daunting for anyone to experience. When you are the victim of negligence, it’s imperative to understand the long-term impact that you may endure. Here are the physical and emotional damages you may experience.

The Physical Impact

Depending on the injuries sustained from the crash, you may experience a lifetime of difficulties. These are some of the physical injuries that may be sustained:

  • Spinal cord injuries: The most serious spinal cord injuries can result in paralysis, completely immobilizing a victim from the location on the body the injury occurred and below.
  • Traumatic brain injuries: These types of injuries often make it difficult for individuals to develop properly mentally. They experience memory loss, difficulty with cognitive and sensory abilities, and even behavioral issues.
  • Broken bones: From broken ribs to broken legs, when a car crash results in fractures, it can require significant medical treatment to return back to normal.

The Emotional Impact

Not many people think of the emotional effects a car accident can have on them, but they are real and they do have a significant impact on the victim. This is because emotional impacts can include depression and flashbacks in which the victim relives the unwanted memories.

Many individuals are able to cope with the emotional impact of a car accident, but for some, it could be seriously damaging. Emotional trauma can prevent individuals from driving as they fear being in another accident.

At Morici, Longo & Associates, we work hard to help you cover the expenses associated with the long-term physical and emotional damages. This can include medical bills, lost income, therapy sessions, and more.

Our Chicago car accident lawyers are ready to help you when you need it most and guide you through the process so that you can move forward with peace of mind.

Call our firm today at (312) 779-0366 and speak with one of our team members.