Anyone who has read our blog knows that car accidents can cause injuries. There is a variety of injuries that can occur during a car accident. The types of injuries that actually occur are different from one accident to the next. The severity of the injuries can also vary. Since some injuries might not be apparent right away, anyone who is involved in an accident should know about the different types of injuries that might occur.
Chest and neck injuries can occur in a car accident. These can be caused by accidents like rear-end collisions when the head and neck snap forward and backward. Whiplash is an example of a neck injury that might occur. In some cases, blunt force trauma to the area can cause injuries. For example, collapsed lungs and broken ribs can occur if there is a blow to the chest area.
Head and back injuries can also occur in a car accident. Back injuries can include damage to the spinal cord, which can have a host of effects including loss of bladder control or paralysis. Head injuries are considered one of the most serious injuries that can occur in a car accident. This is common if the head hits a window, dashboard or steering wheel. Head injuries can include traumatic brain injuries, which can lead to cognitive issues and other problems.
Broken bones, bruises, cuts and emotional trauma are also possible in a car accident. These can lead to trouble living a normal life because of the lasting effects.
No matter what the injury, medical care is likely necessary. If you were injured because of someone else’s actions, you might decide to seek compensation to help cover the costs associated with that medical care.
Source: FindLaw, “Types of Car Accident Injuries,” accessed May. 14, 2015