Picture the horrific aftermath of a car accident. Which injuries would you expect victims to endure? If you're like most people, you imagine whiplash, skull fractures, or herniated discs. To an extent, those expectations are justified; a report from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia indicates that car crashes are the leading cause of teenage deaths related to traumatic brain injury.
Unfortunately, because we tend to only look for head and spine injuries (or other major trauma such as broken bones) after an accident, we fail to notice seemingly small injuries that make a huge difference in our daily lives. A prime example? Carpal tunnel syndrome. Most people don't know that this injury can result directly from car accidents; they think of it as an overuse injury and therefore assume that it has developed over time. This misconception prevents many victims from obtaining the justice and monetary damages they deserve.