Blog ImageVehicle accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, from minor to fatal. Some of these injuries are immediately visible and have immediate symptoms, such as broken bones, lacerations, and bruising. Other injuries can be less apparent; however, they are just as debilitating. These silent injuries can have a significant impact on a person’s physical and emotional well-being and if left untreated, can result in serious disabilities or even death. This is why each Illinois personal injury lawyer at our firm recommends you always seek out medical attention after any type of accident, even if you do not think you have any injuries.

The following are four of the most common types of “silent” car accident injuries.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic brain injury is a hidden consequence of car accidents that can have devastating effects on a person’s life. Even if there are no visible signs of head trauma, the force and impact of the crash can result in brain injury.