That’s why we’ve put together this list of the five most common injuries sustained in car accidents.
#1 - Whiplash
Whiplash occurs as a result of trauma on the muscles, ligaments, and/or tendons. When you’re in an accident, your body endures sudden movements that wouldn’t naturally happen. Whiplash can cause a lot of pain and take several months to fully heal.
#2 - Cuts and Scrapes
Cuts and scrapes can be minor and may heal on their own, but they can also be more severe and require intervention from a medical professional. It’s critical to treat any open wounds right away so that they don’t become infected and cause even bigger problems.
#3 - Head Injuries
In serious accidents, traumatic brain injuries and other head injuries are relatively common. Sadly, brain injuries have the potential to cause lifelong harm, especially if not addressed right away. Some of the more common long-term side effects of brain injuries include headaches and sleeping problems.
#4 - Broken Bones
Ribs are some of the most commonly broken bones in car accidents. They are delicate bones that can break as a result of just a mild impact. Broken ribs can cause severe pain and often require long resting periods to heal.
#5 - Internal Bleeding
You may not realize you’ve sustained an internal bleeding injury unless you pay attention to these warning signs:
- Weakness on one side of the body
- Numbness on one side of the body
- Tingling in the hands and feet
- Relentless, sudden headache
- Problems swallowing or chewing
- Changes in sight or hearing
- Lost balance, coordination, or eye focus
It’s essential to seek immediate medical care if there’s a chance you’ve suffered an internal bleeding injury.
If you’ve been hurt in a car accident through no fault of your own, you may be owed compensation. Our team is highly skilled in car accident injury law, and we have helped many others in similar situations. Let us see if we can help you, too.