Four Most Common Injuries From Car Accidents
Posted on June 27, 2022 in Motor Vehicle Accidents
If you are amongst the millions of Americans who drive to work every day, you may know that motor vehicle accidents are getting increasingly common. While it may not be possible to completely prevent a car accident, it helps to be knowledgeable about the process of seeking compensation. When you have been involved in a car accident, there are a few common types of injuries that you can sustain. It is wise to seek out medical attention as soon as possible to reduce the chances of your insurance claim getting rejected.
Unarguably, one of the most common injuries that can result from a car accident is whiplash. Whiplash occurs when the tendons in your neck are forced out of alignment due to the rapid back and forth movement of your head. This is most common with rear-end accidents, but you can sustain whiplash after being involved in any other type of collision. Some victims may not realize they are suffering from whiplash, taking what they feel as general neck pain. However, when left untreated, whiplash can result in more severe complications down the road.
Head injuries are perhaps what can lead to the most disastrous consequences in serious cases. You may get away with only superficial injuries if the impact was mild, but a more serious injury can result in concussions and even permanent brain damage. Head injuries occur when your head collides with the steering wheel or windscreen upon impact.
Bone fractures are a serious type of injury that can lead to a long recovery time. During this period, you may be unable to return to work in a similar capacity as before. In addition, long-term complications can result in a permanent change of job or mean that you are unable to work full-time any longer. This is not to mention the cost of rehabilitation and emotional distress involved with a serious injury.
It’s not unusual for cars to catch on fire after a collision, and if you were trapped inside when this happened, you may suffer burn injuries. The effects of a burn injury can be far-reaching and last for months and years after the accident. This includes scarring, skin discoloration, as well as the anguish experienced by patients as a result of their altered appearance or inability to work as they did before.
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