Car accidents are very common and different types of injuries can be sustained, depending on the impact and circumstance of the crash. The severity of the injury also depends on certain factors such as whether or not a seat belt was worn, the side of the collision, the speed of the car and air bag deployment. While injuries vary depending on the specific details of the accident, there are several common car accident injuries.
Head and brain injuries
One of the most common injuries is head and brain injury. The driver and passengers in a car collision can hit their heads against steering wheels, dashboards, or windows. If the injury is less severe, it could result in a mild concussion, while the most severe can cause brain damage. Head injuries can also cause skull fractures, hearing loss, vision problems and bruising to the brain.
Neck injury is another common form of injury in a car accident. These can occur in milder forms such as whiplash and neck strain, or in more serious forms of neck injuries, such as those that lead to disc injury.
Chest injury and internal injuries
The driver of the car accident often experiences chest injuries because of the steering wheel. Chest injuries can cause broken ribs, internal injuries or people with heart problems could go into cardiac arrest. Internal injuries can be life threatening, as they are not always easy to recognize. The impact of the crash could damage kidneys, the spleen, the liver, the heart and other internal organs. These injuries require immediate medical attention.
Back and Spinal Cord Injuries
Back injuries are also common. More serious back and spinal cord injuries could leave patients permanently paralyzed. Sometimes serious back injury symptoms take time to manifest. Minor injuries such as strain, fracture, and disc dislocation often requires supportive care.
Arm and Leg Injuries
Arms and legs are very vulnerable to injury. Depending on the nature of the collision, injuries to arms and legs could include broken bones, ligament damage, mere bruises, scrapes, sprains and even breaks. Knee injuries are also common in car accidents.
In major car accidents involving severe injuries or even loss of life, drivers and passengers often suffer from psychological injuries such as emotional distress, stress disorder, anxiety and depression. Counseling and treatment is required as it can affect a person’s daily life and have long-lasting effects.
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