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4 common injuries that occur as a result of car wrecks

On Behalf of | Feb 2, 2024 | Car Accidents |

The human body can be subjected to intense and unnatural forces in the event of a car wreck. This reality leads to various types of injuries, which can range from minor scrapes and bruises to more severe, life-altering conditions.

The severity of a crash victim’s injuries depends on the circumstances of the collision, including the speed of the vehicles, the point of impact and whether occupants were wearing seatbelts. Some injuries may be immediately apparent, while others can take time to manifest.

Spinal cord injuries

Spinal cord injuries are among the most severe consequences of car wrecks. They occur when there is damage to the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal. This often results in permanent changes in strength, sensation and other body functions below the injury site. These injuries can range from partial to complete, with varying degrees of paralysis, including paraplegia or quadriplegia. The impact of such injuries extends beyond physical impairment. A person with this injury may need long-term rehabilitation and lifestyle adjustments.


Amputations in car wrecks can occur either traumatically during the accident or as a surgical necessity afterward due to severe limb damage. Losing a limb is a life-changing event that significantly impacts a person’s mobility and ability to perform everyday activities. Recovery often involves physical rehabilitation and psychological adjustment. Many amputees require prosthetics to regain a level of independence.

Internal bleeding

Internal bleeding is a less visible but equally dangerous injury that can occur in car wrecks. It can be caused by blunt trauma or a penetrating injury. Symptoms may not be immediately apparent, so car wreck victims must receive prompt medical evaluation. Untreated internal bleeding can lead to organ failure, shock and death.

Brain injuries

Brain injuries, including concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), are common in car wrecks. They can range from mild concussions with short-term effects to severe TBIs that can result in long-term cognitive, physical and emotional impairments. Symptoms of a brain injury can include headaches, confusion, memory problems and changes in personality or behavior. The long-term impact of a brain injury can vary greatly and may require extensive rehabilitation.

Victims of these injuries will likely have considerable financial damages. They can seek compensation if a negligent party caused their harm. Because time is limited to do this, seeking legal assistance promptly is often a good idea.