What are the Most Common Car Accident Injuries?
Car accidents occur on a daily basis all over the country, and the injuries sustained from car accidents range from soft-tissue damage to catastrophic injury. While the degree and types of injuries vary, most injuries seem to occur to the upper body:
Brain and Head Injuries: One of the most common injuries suffered by drivers and passengers is a closed head injury, which can range from a mild concussion to a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Even when there is no physical sign of trauma, the brain is at risk of being jostled inside the skull because of the impact of a car crash, so that bruising, bleeding, swelling and other injuries can result.
Neck Injuries: Another common form of injury from a car accident is neck injuries, which can occur in more mild forms such as whiplash and neck strain, but also as more serious injuries like cervical radiculopathy (dislocation) and disc injury.
Back Injuries: The impact of a car accident and the resulting torque on the bodies of drivers and passengers can cause sprains, strains, fractures, disc injuries, thoracic spine injuries, lumbar radiculopathy, herniated discs, fractured vertebrae and lumbar spine injuries. Injuries to the spinal cord may result in loss of function or feeling, including paralyzation.
Face Injuries: In a car accident, injuries to the face can be caused by almost anything — including a steering wheel, dashboard, airbag, windshield, side window, car seats, or shattered glass. These injuries range in severity from scrapes and bruises, to laceration and fractures, even temporomandibular disorders of the jaw (TMJ) and serious dental injuries.
If you or a loved one were in a car accident and suffered injuries that left you incapacitated, unable to work, or worst, paralyzed, consult with a Florida Personal Injury lawyer who can help you get the compensation you deserve.