Most Common Car Accident Injuries
Most Common Car Accident Injuries:
Injuries in Car accidents can range from mild to severe. The following list describes some of the most common or recurrent injuries experienced by motor vehicle accident victims:
Head Injuries: Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of head injury in the United States. Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, occurs when the brain is damaged by a head wound. The wound can result from a blunt blow or a sharp, penetrating wound.
Injury of the Neck: The impact of a crash can cause serious damage to the spinal cord and neck. A common injury to the neck, known as a traumatic brain injury, occurs when the head moves back and forth rapidly and jerkily. Spinal cord injuries can range from mild to severe, with some injuries resulting in partial or complete paralysis.
Burns: The body can be burned in many ways during or shortly after an accident. If your skin comes into contact with hot liquids, surfaces, or chemicals, you can get burned. If your car catches on fire during a crash, you could get serious burns that will require surgery or a skin graft.
Fractures & Broken Bones: It is not surprising that fractures and fractures are common in car accidents. Fractures of legs, ribs, arms, ankles and hazards occur due to strong impact and can range in severity from fracture to complete fracture. Some broken bones will need surgery to reset and heal properly.
Face Injury: Broken glass and collision with the steering wheel can cause cuts and other injuries to the face.If severe, corrective surgery may be needed.
Soft Tissue Injuries: It’s easy to think that soft tissue injuries are less serious, but that’s not necessarily true. Soft tissue damage may not become noticeable or obvious for several days after the accident. Organ damage may not be obvious to the naked eye and can cause serious injury or death.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Not all car accident injuries are physical.Many people are traumatized mentally and emotionally after an accident. Post-traumatic stress disorder can be diagnosed by a qualified psychiatrist. Symptoms often include feelings of anxiety or restlessness about activities that would otherwise feel normal, nightmares, and memories of the traumatic event.