Common injuries you are likely to sustain in a car crash

On Behalf of | Dec 13, 2021 | Car Accidents

Millions of people sustain injuries due to car accidents each year. Most of the injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents fall into two broad categories: impact injuries and penetrating injuries. If you are hurt in a car accident due to some else’s negligent actions, you may pursue them for compensation for your medical expenses, property repair, lost income and more.

Despite advances in technology, car accidents still remain one of the most common causes of personal injury. Depending on the nature of the collision and the severity of the impact, you are likely to suffer these injuries following a car crash.

Soft tissue injuries

These injuries damage the body’s connective tissues such as tendons, ligaments and the general body muscles. Soft tissue injuries can take multiple forms with a whiplash injury being the most common. This injury happens when the ligament and muscles in the neck and upper back are strained due to sudden and violent movements of the neck and head during impact. The same impact can result in soft tissue injuries on the other parts of the body.

Head injuries

These injuries can range from minor head injuries to more severe ones (also known as traumatic brain injuries or TBIs). The accident’s impact can result in injuries to the head when it is banged on the side window, car roof or steering wheel. Depending on the severity of the bang, the accident victim may suffer a permanent brain damage.

Broken bones and fractures

The impact of the collision can swing your body back and forth, subjecting your bones to immense pressure. This may result in fractures and broken bones. If you break multiple ribs following the impact, you may suffer life-threatening complications especially if your internal organs are damaged as a result.

Understanding the injuries you are likely to sustain during a car wreck can help you prepare for a competent personal injury lawsuit and pursue the compensation you deserve for your damages.

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