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Auto accidents can cause many different types of injuries. Unfortunately, long-term and permanent disabilities are sometimes the outcome of car accidents. If you experience this kind of disability, your attorney will help you seek the appropriate damages to compensate for your lost income and pain and suffering. Here is a look at some of the long-term and permanent disabilities that can be caused by auto accidents.

Torn Rotator Cuff

A torn rotator cuff involves an injury to the muscles and tendons that encompass the shoulder joint. Often, insurance companies claim that rotator cuff tears existed before the auto accident, but in reality, they are common accident injuries. The recovery from a torn rotator cuff is long and may involve surgery. Many people are unable to work when they have a rotator cuff injury, resulting in loss of income. This kind of injury usually qualifies as a long-term disability because of the length of time it can take to recover and return to your normal activities.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury—or TBI—can cause permanent disabilities, including cognitive disorders and hearing or vision loss. TBIs can also cause paralysis. The impact of these kinds of injuries can be far-reaching and prevent people from ever returning to work. They can also put a strain on family members who have to become full-time caretakers.


Amputations are unfortunately common after serious car accidents. This permanent disability has lifelong implications. Depending on the nature of the amputation, the accident victim may never be able to return to his or her previous career and can face permanent loss of income. Amputations can also trigger significant pain and suffering, from anxiety and depression to phantom pain.

At The Auto Accident Law Firm of Kevin Paul Childers, we will fight for your rights after a car accident to ensure that you get the damages to which you’re entitled. Before you talk to an insurance company, talk to our law firm in Manassas, VA, by calling (703) 330-6300.