Car accidents are common on our nation’s highways and byways. Whether a person lives in a city or a rural area, they will likely be involved in some type of auto accident within their lifetime. When an individual has been in a car accident, the probability is high that the person may have sustained an injury due to the crash. Even car accidents at low speeds can produce significant injuries to the occupants of a vehicle involved in a car crash. Read more about the five most common car accident injuries.
The severity of the injuries sustained in a car accident will depend on a variety of factors, including:
Other conditions related to the accident
The 5 Common Car Accident Injuries
There are 5 common car accident injuries that many people will experience after having been in a typical car accident. These car accident injuries are highlighted below.
A concussion is one of the common accident injuries experienced after a car accident. Concussions can occur when the airbags deploy from the steering wheel or the sides of the vehicle due to the force of the car being stopped abruptly by the crash. Concussions can cause memory loss or brain damage. If left untreated, concussions can lead to permanent losses in brain function.
2. Contusions, Cuts, and Bruises
It is quite common that people who have been in car accidents sustain contusions, cuts, or bruises as a result of the car crash. If a person is in a seatbelt during the accident, the belt will usually cinch tight at the moment of the impact to stop the person from sustaining more bodily injuries. Additionally, that jolt can pull the individual back into the seat and bruise the person’s body at the point of impact and later on during extraction from the damaged vehicle. Shattered glass can cut a person’s face, arms, hands or body. Any metal framing around the vehicle that becomes twisted or exposed after the crash can cut the vehicle’s occupants as well. Although mild cuts can be cleaned and bandaged, deeper wounds may require multiple stitches by a medical professional, or even surgery, to close the wound properly for healing.
3. Neck and Back Injuries
People who have been involved in car accidents can experience neck and back injuries. These injuries can occur if the person is wearing a seatbelt, causing an individual to be jolted forward or backward quickly and suddenly during the impact of the crash. Other problems can occur when the person’s body is forced at an odd angle to hit something stationary within the car at the moment of the collision, or the person tenses up at the moment the crash and strains muscles in the neck or back. Some people do not wear a seatbelt when traveling or driving in a car. These individuals can be tossed around in a vehicle and sustain severe injuries due to not having a seat belt on during the accident. Injuries that are soft tissue in nature may take time to heal and may require rehabilitation or physical therapy treatments to allow proper healing of the neck and back areas. Injuries to these soft tissues can include:
Strains and sprains
4. Broken Bones and Fractures
Broken bones and fractures are highly common injuries in car accidents. This is especially true for individuals who do not wear a seatbelt while the car is in motion and during the crash. People who refuse to wear seatbelts are often forcibly ejected from a vehicle at the moment of impact. It is not unusual for a person in a car accident to be thrown into a windshield, or be smashed against the car doors, ceiling or backseat of a vehicle during the impact of an accident. The violent force of a car accident can break a person’s bones or cause multiple fractures which could require follow up surgeries and extensive time to heal.
5. Internal Bleeding
Some car accidents are severe and can produce crushing injuries to the crash victims. In these cases, a person may sustain internal bleeding if broken ribs or broken bones press on vital organs in a person’s body. The blunt force of an impact, twisted metal from a crash piercing the person’s body, or other traumatic brain injury traumas can cause internal bleeding in the body’s head, chest, abdomen, or brain areas. These types of injuries take time to heal and may require multiple surgeries. The injuries from a car accident that include internal bleeding as a diagnosis can also be life-threatening for the victim of a crash.
If you have been injured in a car accident, call us at CEO Lawyer today. We are here to offer you peace of mind to get you the return on compensation that you need right now. We will go after the parties who are at fault for your car accident, to rightfully reimburse you for your monetary losses after a car crash.
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If you have sustained any of these 5 common car accident injuries in an automobile accident, or any other injuries as the result of a crash, call us today or visit the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm to discuss your case with an experienced personal injury and accident attorney. We are able to bring the parties who are at fault for your car accident to justice and get you the compensation that you deserve after surviving a serious car accident. We are here for you from the beginning of the case to the end and will work with you to get you the money that you need to manage your recovery from a car accident. Call us now; we are here for you every step of the way.