Common Auto Accident Injuries

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Car Accidents – Most Common Injuries

Driving related injuries can be ruthless. When a car crashes, there is no telling which part of the human body can get injured. Injury could be anywhere from head to toe. Sometimes, injury can be internal too.
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Let’s have a look at the common car accident injuries

Brain Injuries

Goes without saying, brain injuries can be critical and long lasting. A severe blow to the head can actually damage the brain and cause an injury known as TBI. In mild cases, traumatic brain injury (TBI) can heal on its own within a matter of few weeks. However, patients with severe TBI can experience severe damage to critical functions such as eyesight, memory, concentration, speech and emotional control.
Injury to the eye during a crash can cause temporary or permanent blindness. Some people end up with partial blindness. Likewise, injury to the ear can result in complete loss of hearing. Loss of teeth, jaw fractures and ugly facial marks are some of the other injuries that one can experience during a car accident.

Back and Neck Injuries

One of the most commonly experienced injuries to the neck and back during a car crash is Whiplash. It’s generally caused due to high impact on the neck and back. The neck stretches and quickly regains its original position. Since this happens at a high impact at the time of the car crash, it leads to Whiplash. This injury can damage several vital body organs such as ligaments, vertebrae and the spinal cord itself. In some cases, the car crash victim can end up being paralyzed. Neck and back injuries can be extremely painful even if you do not suffer from Whiplash. In worst case scenario, a broken neck during an accident can cause death.

Chest Injuries

Difficulty in breathing or pain that starts almost immediately after a car wreck may suggest that internal chest organs such as heart, lungs or blood vessels may have got damaged. A forceful blow on the chest during a severe car accident can lead to broken ribs, particularly without a seat belt in place at the time of driving. While airbags can come to the rescue, minor fractures and injuries can still take place. A rupture or muscle tear around the rib cage can occur due to the blunt impact. A blow to the back of the chest can lead to injured kidneys

Abdominal and Pelvis Injuries

Injuries to abdominal and pelvis is common during motor vehicle accidents. The kidneys and livers are more prone to injuries during front and side impact. Injuries to these crucial body organs can be severe.

Knee and Leg Injuries

A car smash can cause great degree of pain on the knees and legs. From minor wounds to major fractures, the impact of the crash and body positioning at the time of the car crash determines the severity of the injury. Knees if abruptly twisted are prone to tear that can take a long time to heel.

Foot Injuries

Ankles, toes and feet can get fractured during a car accident. In some cases, they may get sprained. Foot injuries are common with two wheeler vehicles. On an obvious level, a person seated closer to the point of impact is likely to get injured more.
It goes without saying, a major accident can have devastating effects on your life. You can end up with a huge pile of medical bills. Not to forget the fact that you won’t be able to work during the healing period.

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