Car accidents have the capability of causing serious harm to those people involved in any part of their body. Below are some of the most common injuries experienced as a result of car accidents according to the latest statistics.
Our bodies and our spines are not able to experience heavy impacts, such as those from a car accident, without it resulting in some sort of injury. It is no surprise then that back injuries are common in car accidents.
However, the injuries may not always present themselves straight away and it may actually take some time for them to show up. Anyone who has experienced back pain of any sort will tell you just how debilitating it is and that it can have a serious impact on your life.
Whiplash & neck injuries
Injuries sustained to the tendons, ligaments, and muscles in the soft tissue parts of the neck is known as whiplash. Even when travelling at speeds as little as 15 mph, whiplash can occur both if not wearing a seatbelt and even when wearing one. If travelling at great speed, it can result in cervical dislocation and major injury to a disk in the back.
If you have experienced any of these injuries from a car accident that was not your fault, then you need to get in contact with a whiplash injury lawyer who can handle your case for you and get you the financial compensation that you deserve.
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
It is important to remember that not all injuries that are sustained as a result of a car accident are physical. It may also be the case that you experience emotional and/or mental injuries too. Many drivers who experience an accident are left with post traumatic stress disorder, which can have an effect on making normal day to day tasks very worrisome and in some cases, practically impossible to do.
Bone brakes & fractures
Brakes of bones in the wrists, ankles, arms, ribs, and legs are all common injuries that are experienced in car crashes. In the more severe cases, a car accident can also result in a brake to the pelvis bone. Depending on the speed that you were travelling at the time, the severity of the brake can range from cracks or fracture to compound fractures or severe breaks that require major surgery in order to correct.
Where a part of the body gets caught between two pieces of material or a couple of different objects and these are pushed together, the pressure from this can result in a crush injury. Depending on how strong the crushing is and how long it goes on, it can result in anything from just minor lacerations and bruising, all the way through to the serious bone, muscle, organ, and/or tissue damage.
Some of the other injuries that are commonly sustained in car accidents include damage to soft tissue, road rash, hand and wrist damage, shoulder damage, knee damage, facial damage, and even loss of limbs.