Car accidents account for a variety of injuries which can affect almost any part of the body, although certain types of injuries are more frequent than others. Here are some of the most common injuries resulting from car accidents.
Head and Brain Injuries: A closed head injury is a very common type of injury suffered in a car crash. This extent of injury can vary from mild concussion to even a traumatic brain injury (TBI). At times there are no external signs like cuts and bruises, but the brain could be damaged by impact. This is why medical help is needed and a picture of the brain needs to be administered. This is why not any assumptions should be made and why it is important not to make any decisions or determinations until someone has been cleared by a doctor.
Neck Injuries: Neck injuries are frequent fallouts from a car crash. These could be relatively minor like a neck strain to something more serious like whiplash. In very serious crashes a victim might suffer from cervical radiculopathy or disc injury.
Back Injury: The impact of a crash and consequent torque on the bodies of passengers are often the cause of back injuries. These could be strains, sprains, fractures, thoracic spine injuries, disc injuries, lumbar spine injuries, and lumbar radiculopathy. Quite often, back injuries like neck injuries are not immediately evident but begin to manifest themselves sometime after the accident. Injuries of the back and neck could have lasting implications with chronic pain and discomfort.
Face Injuries: These are a very common type of injury which can be caused by anything from shattered glass or impact with a steering wheel. They could range from cuts and bruises to fractures and serious disfiguring lacerations which leave permanent scars.
If you are the victim of a car injury then you might be liable to claim damages and compensation. Consult an attorney from an experienced law firm such as Taylor King Law, to advise whether you have grounds for a claim.