Car accidents happen daily on the roads across the country. Most of us will be involved in a car accident, and most likely multiple car accidents throughout the course of our lives. Many of these crashes will lead to injuries, either minor or severe.
Common car crash-related injuries include scrapes, head injuries, broken ribs, whiplash, internal bleeding, knee injuries, and PTSD.
Scrapes and bruises are often the results of objects that are loose in a vehicle becoming projectiles and striking the vehicle occupants. While these injuries can be minor, they are also possible sources of infections.
Head injuries are common in crashes because a person’s head might make contact with the steering wheel, dashboard or window. These injuries can be minor bumps, but in some cases, they can cause brain injuries. It is important that anyone who suffered a head injury is evaluated by a medical professional to ensure that treatment is available if the injury is severe.
Broken bones can be the result of a car crash, and broken ribs are some of the most common types of fractures. These bones are rather fragile and often break in the impact of a vehicle collision. Whiplash is the result of the body being jerked in different directions at high speeds. This can cause injuries and strains to muscles, tendons, and ligaments, and it can be extremely painful.
Internal bleeding is a serious injury that requires immediate medical attention. Because there are no immediate outward signs of this happening, it is important that people involved in anything more than a minor fender bender get evaluated by a doctor.
Knee injuries can be caused by a person’s knees hitting the vehicle’s dashboard. In serious cases, these injuries might require surgery.
While car crashes can cause all sorts of severe physical injuries, mental and emotional harm can have major impacts on a person’s ability to function as normal.
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