Unfortunately, car crashes are incredibly common. Whether it’s an accident on the highway, on a busy street, or even on a side street, car accident injuries can be sustained in a variety of crashes.
Take a look at some of the most common types of car accident injuries.
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI): A traumatic brain injury occurs due to a violent blow or jolt to the head, according to the Mayo Clinic. This can lead to bruising, bleeding, torn tissues, and other physical damage, which can lead to death or long-term disabilities for the victims.
Spinal Cord Injuries: The impact of a car accident can cause spinal cord injuries. This can lead to long-term disabilities, including partial or total paralysis.
Back Injuries: Back injuries can be very common in car accidents. The impact of the accident can cause your body to jerk in ways it’s not meant to move, and leave you with a sore or injured back. While you might not immediately feel the effects of a back injury, symptoms can appear later that require medical attention. These injuries can have long-term effects and ongoing, debilitating pain.
Burns: Serious car accidents can cause fires. This can lead to severe burn injuries for crash victims. Burns can be incredibly painful and can require surgery, skin grafting, and therapy. These can be long-term injuries with ongoing pain and suffering.
Internal Injuries: Your body can suffer internal injuries due to the impact of a car accident. These can be caused by the force of an object that hits your body, coming into contact with part of the car, or other blows. These can lead to internal bleeding, cracked ribs, contusions, and other injuries.
Broken Bones: Car accidents can cause broken legs, broken arms, fractured ankles, wrists, ribs, and other bones. These can be simple breaks that will need to be placed in a cast for a routine recovery, or they can be more severe compound fractures that require surgery to repair. These injuries can have long-term effects as you try to regain movement and rotation in your limbs.
Facial Injuries: Hitting the windshield, dashboard, or side window, coming into contact with broken glass, or enduring the impact of the airbag, can cause facial injuries. Severe injuries can lead to disfigurement, while more minor ones can cause scarring.
Loss of Limbs: Serious accidents can lead to the loss of a leg or arm. Limbs can be severed in the accident itself, or they may need to be surgically removed if they are severely injured. This injury will have life-altering effects.
Whiplash: A common injury sustained in a car accident is whiplash. This includes muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries to the neck. This can occur in a minor fender-bender accident as well as serious crashes. This injury might not be immediately present at the scene of an accident, so it’s important to watch for signs in the hours and days after the crash.
Knee Injuries: Your knees can sustain injuries if they hit a part of the vehicle during a crash. These injuries can range from minor bruising to serious fractures or tears. Knee injuries should be inspected by an orthopedic surgeon to correctly diagnose and repair the problem.
Bruising and Lacerations: Making contact with parts of your vehicle or getting hit by debris in a car accident can lead to bruising and lacerations. These can be minor but should be inspected by a medical professional to determine the severity.
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