Common Injuries Following Crashes
Posted on Monday, April 24th, 2023 at 4:19 pm
Car crashes can result in a wide range of injuries, from minor bruises and cuts to severe, life-threatening injuries. Here are some of the most common injuries that can occur in a car crash:
Whiplash: This is a common injury that occurs when the head and neck are suddenly jerked forward and then back. It can cause neck pain, stiffness, and headaches.
Broken bones: Car crashes can cause broken bones in any part of the body, but the most common are broken ribs, arms, and legs.
Concussion: This is a type of traumatic brain injury that occurs when the brain is shaken inside the skull. It can cause confusion, headaches, and memory problems.
Spinal cord injuries: These can range from mild sprains to severe damage to the spinal cord, which can result in paralysis.
Internal bleeding: This can occur when the force of the crash causes damage to internal organs, such as the liver or spleen.
Traumatic amputations: These can occur when a body part is severed or torn off in the crash.
Burns: These can occur when the car catches fire or explodes after the crash.
Facial injuries: These can include lacerations, broken bones, and dental injuries.
Psychological injuries: Car crashes can also cause psychological trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety.
It’s important to seek medical attention after a car crash, even if you feel fine, as some injuries may not be immediately apparent. Then following medical attention, if your injuries are someone else’s fault, they should be responsible for paying your medical bills and for the interruption to your life. Seek a qualified lawyer to review your legal options.