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5 Most Common Car Accident Injuries

5 Most Common Car Accident Injuries

After a car accident, there doesn’t necessarily have to be injuries that threaten your existence. The injuries can be small or maybe there’s none at all.

However, a good amount of cases can lead to injury. 

Not getting these injuries treated and just ignoring them can make them worse and slow down your life even more. 

Instead, once you identify your injury from the car accident as one of these, the first thing you should do is get it treated. Even if it’s just a small pain or just bothering you a little bit, it is best to get it treated and diagnosed. Whether it’s personal injury lawyers or doctors, getting the input and diagnosis from a professional is the best way to approach your situation. 

The worst thing you can do is self-diagnose to save money and time. In the long run, you may end up paying MORE than what you would have ended up paying if you had just taken care of your injuries all at once. 

Soft Tissue Injuries

The connective tissue like your muscles, ligaments, or tendons can be injured during a car accident. The sudden movement, also known as whiplash, can cause sudden stretching of your connective soft tissues and lead them to get injured. Common injuries like back injuries and neck injuries are mostly caused by the whiplash and are the most common injuries caused by car accidents. 

Scrapes and Cuts

When things break in your car such as glass or plastic, they can cause scrapes and cuts that can open up wounds. Not only glass and plastic, but loose objects in your car can also lead to scrapes and cuts. Pens, pencils, cups, coins, they can all cause severe open cuts. These are common, but they won’t be the worst injury to deal with. In most cases, some stitches will fix the scrapes and cuts that you sustain during a car accident. 

Head Injuries

As described in the soft tissue portion, head injury is common but it can be the deadliest. Since the whiplash can stretch your neck in crazy positions and essentially shock your brain, it can cause severe consequences. The impact of the damage is the biggest determining factor. Something as simple as a small bump to your passenger side could cause a small bump, but something as insane as a car coming at you 60mph to your driver’s side can cause whiplash that can cause a blackout and possibly a concussion. Obviously, the damages are not limited to just that. The scariest part is that head injuries don’t really show physical signs. They only show your behavior in the smallest ways and will only get worse over time. 

 

Chest Injuries

Being the closest to the airbags, windows, and in most cases it is the body part that takes the most damages. It is common to have chest injuries such as bruising and maybe some cuts and scrapes. The worst chest injuries can be something as severe as broken ribs and possibly internal bleeding to vital organs in the chest. The seat belt itself can also cause bruising since it is meant to keep you from flying out of your car.

Injuries to Limbs

It is quite common to get injured in your external limbs like arms and legs. They are mostly loose and most people cover their faces with their arms. When you get in an accident, your knees and legs are under the car and can be subject to bruising, cuts, and scrapes. At worst, they can be broken or fractured depending on the severity of the car accident. 

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer

Dealing with all these injuries because someone else decided to drive negligently is unfair to you. At worst, these injuries can set you back in the 6 figure range. At best, they could still cost you 5 figures. 

It is unfair to YOU to have to pay for all that and let the other driver get away for causing all these injuries that not only set your body back, but also your finances and quality of life. 

Our team can help you deal with the financial compensation for the losses you sustained during an accident. We start with a FREE consultation to get started so that we know the full details. From there we will approach this case with caution and expertise to win you the money you deserve.

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