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Serious Accident Injuries: Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve been feeling really depressed and anxious after my car accident. Is depression after a car accident common?

Yes, depression is common after car accidents, even minor accidents. Depression and anxiety can hinder your ability to work, find a new car, or care for yourself. The costs for therapy and medication may be compensated.
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How can a traumatic brain injury (TBI) affect my auto accident claim?

TBIs range from mild to severe. However, even a mild TBI can have lasting affects that make it hard to recover after a car accident. Insurance adjusters may try to downplay the costs of a mild TBI to minimize your claim – but don’t fall for it.
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Are TBIs from motorcycle accidents more severe than TBIs from car accidents?

Motorcyclists have less protection than auto drivers and are more likely to suffer severe injuries in an accident. Even wearing a helmet may not protect you from a serious brain injury. As a result, your medical bills and other damages may be higher.
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What if I suffer serious burns in a motorcycle accident?

Burn injuries can be excruciatingly painful and can have long-lasting effects on your physical and emotional health. Your compensation should not only include the cost of treatment, but also emotional suffering caused by scarring.
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What back injuries are common after a car accident? Can I still receive compensation for a soft tissue injury?

The most common back injuries like whiplash and muscle strains are soft tissue injuries and can usually be treated with medication and physical therapy. But even minor back injuries can affect your ability to work and enjoy life.
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How do I know if I have a ruptured disc?

A ruptured disc can happen anywhere along the spine, but the symptoms may feel like a mere back sprain. You should always see your doctor for back pain after a car accident, as some herniated discs may require immediate surgery.
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How do I collect damages for a lost limb?

For some car accident injuries, it may be possible to return to life as normal after treatment. But loss of limb will affect you for the rest of your life. Your personal injury settlement should reflect that.
Learn more about a fair settlement after losing a limb in a car accident >>

What is shoulder decompression? Can I receive compensation if I need shoulder decompression after an Indianapolis car accident?

If your car was struck on the left or right side, your shoulders may be injured. Shoulder decompression surgery helps alleviate the worst syndromes such as pain, numbness or popping. After surgery, you may also need weeks or months of physical therapy to regain normal use of your shoulder.
Learn more about the ramifications of shoulder surgery >>

Can I file for emotional damages if I am disfigured in a car accident?

Scars are not just a vanity issue. They are constant reminders of trauma, and may cause psychological problems such as depression and difficulty with personal relationships. If you have been disfigured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you deserve to be compensated.
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Can an airbag cause injuries?

Yes, an airbag can cause injuries. However, not all injuries are caused by normal deployment: some are caused by a defect in the airbag. These cases can become complicated and require ample evidence – that’s where an attorney can help.
Learn more about filing a claim if your airbag was defective >>