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6 common car accident injuries

On Behalf of | Jun 9, 2023 | Car Accidents |

Some people are lucky to escape a car crash unscathed. Alas, others aren’t so lucky. About 43 percent of car accidents resulted in injuries between 2019 and 2020. 

Injuries sustained from vehicle collisions can range from mild to life-threatening injuries. Below are six common car accident injuries. They include:

1. Bone fractures

Auto collision victims can break the bones in their fingers, legs, arms and/or chest. This usually results from a car first ramming into a driver or passenger(s) before they smash into the dashboard or the seat in front of them.

2. Whiplash

Many whiplash injuries are caused by rear-end collisions. Common symptoms include neck pain/stiffness, irritability, fatigue and difficulty turning one’s head. 

3. Traumatic brain injury

A traumatic brain injury, TBI for short, stems from external forces like a head-on collision. This can lead to skull and scalp damage as well as short-term memory loss and mood changes.

4. Facial disfigurement

Depending on how severe it is, facial disfigurement can adversely affect not just someone’s appearance but also their emotional and mental health. Moreover, surgeons may be unable to completely restore their appearance, which can further damage their self-esteem.

5. Internal bleeding

As its name implies, internal bleeding occurs when broken blood vessels can’t repair themselves. These wounds aren’t typically visible from the outside. But if internal bleeding becomes more visible, e.g., a contusion, it can be worse than it looks.

6. Burns

Some cars burst into flames in a crash, and the victims can end up with critical burn injuries that could take months to heal from.

Though some collisions only injuries require outpatient treatments, others can be so bad that they permanently disable people. If you or a loved one sustained an injury from a vehicle accident, it helps to reach out to experienced legal guidance to learn about personal injury compensation.