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What are Possible Permanent Consequences of a Car Accident?

Being hurt in a car accident disrupts your life. Dealing with the fallout after a car accident can involve anything from the temporary headaches of dealing with insurance adjusters and car repairs to living with a life-long impairment that affects your ability to work and live normally. Although car accidents are never pleasant experiences, some of the worst accidents leave a permanent mark on the lives of those who suffer serious personal injury. Discussed below are some of the injuries people suffer in car accidents that never heal.

Neck and Back Injuries

When people experience an injury to the neck and back, the healing can be a long and painful process. Sometimes, however, injuries in this central and sensitive area of the body can be so serious that the victim never fully recovers. Accident injuries to the neck and back can cause damage to spinal disks or the spinal cord can cause life-long chronic pain, muscle weakness, and even paralysis.


Severe burns can have lasting effects. Burns can leave a person scarred or disfigured. Third-degree burns can permanently damage the skin and the underlying tissues that affect function. Burns to the face and head come with additional trauma related to the changes in the victim’s physical appearance.

Limb Loss

Another type of permanent disfigurement that happens in car accidents is the loss of a limb. When a person loses all or part of their arm or leg, it changes them forever. Even if they are able to become comfortable using a prosthetic limb, their body will never be the same. Apart from amputations, an accident injury that causes paralysis is another type of limb loss.

Emotional Injuries

Anxiety and depression are not uncommon after car accidents, particularly those involving serious physical injuries or loss of life. A person who is affected emotionally after a car accident may suffer from distress, fear, anger, shock, sadness, weepiness, mood swings, sleep issues, loss of appetite, lack of energy, sleep problems, or sexual dysfunction.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD may be diagnosed after a particularly distressing accident. Some people who go through such a harrowing experience may never be the same again. PTSD sufferers may deal with fear, nervousness, and mistrust for the rest of their lives. Some are unable to drive again, and others cannot even be a passenger. Recurrent nightmares and flashbacks of the incident are also common with PTSD.

Brain Injuries

In a car accident, trauma to the head can cause a brain injury. Some are far more damaging than a simple concussion. A serious blow to the head can cause lasting problems with cognition, memory, coordination, and even change someone’s personality or behavior.


Unfortunately, far too many car accidents result in fatalities. The families of those lost in car accidents will have a permanent hole in their lives that can never heal.

Delaware County Car Accident Lawyers at the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello Fight for Justice for Severely Injured Clients

If you were in a car accident that left you permanently injured, you should be able to collect compensation for losses that include not only your medical bills and lost earnings, but also the future costs of any losses as well as compensation for the lost use of physical abilities that resulted from the injury. The Delaware County car accident lawyers at the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello can help you determine a fair amount of compensation that will adequately address your damages and fight to ensure that your claim is successful. Learn more at a free consultation by filling out an online registration form or calling (610) 892-4940 . Our office is in Media, Pennsylvania. We represent clients in Media, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Lancaster, Montgomery County, Norristown, Philadelphia, Reading, West Chester, and throughout Pennsylvania.

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I have known Deb for years now and it all started in 2009 when I got hurt and needed legal help with my workers comp. I randomly chose Deb because of the things I read on her website and I liked that she had a take charge attitude about just about everything. She out-lawyered someone and got me more in a settlement for that and then also worked with me on another case and won that one as well for me. If you get to know Deb and her personal story, you will get to know an amazing single mom who has had her own struggles and has come out so much stronger. She will fight for you if you do your part as a client and follow her guidance. I have now used two women lawyers in Media and three men and I actually found the two women far more effective and both won my cases that the men lost. Without Deb and my other lawyer winning the cases for me that they did - I could have found myself disabled for good with no money to pay for the life I live because I can’t work now. I credit my ability to be able to eat and have transportation and all. I couldn’t be more grateful for their hard work they did for me. Deb has won two of my cases and I would absolutely refer others to her for the same kinds of cases and I would use her again if I ever needed her help again!
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If you ever need a worker’s compensation attorney, I highly suggest using Deborah Truscello. I had a work accident injury and was referred to Deborah. She was with me every step of the way, with this long-drawn-out process. She was there any time I had questions or needed advice on my rehabilitation. Now my case is settled. I am very happy how things turned out and I owe it all to her. I can't thank her enough. I will use her again if I ever need too.
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