Commonly Occurring Car Accident Injuries
If you have been in an accident and are unsure of the severity of the damage here are the most common bodily injuries to consider.
A car accident is not only damaging to your car but also detrimental to your body. If you have been in an accident and are unsure of the severity of the damage here are the most common bodily injuries to consider:
Head and Facial Injuries
Cuts, bruises, scrapes, broken bones, mouth and jaw shifts or injuries.
You may suffer from whiplash, disc displacement, strain, sprain, or tension. (Read Car Accident Neck Injuries to learn more.)
Brain injury can be from minor to severe, ranging in various concussions, or closed head injury.
Arm and Shoulder Injuries
These may be a sort of sprain, strain, dislocation, a break, spine injury, lumbar spine injury, bruising, or deep cuts.
Injuries to the back can include disc displacement, sprain, strain, broken bones, thoracic spine injury and more.
Leg, Knee and Foot Injuries
Injuries to the legs and feet can range from deep cuts, bruising, broken bones, sprain, strain, knee and foot wounds.
Victims may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, which is common after a serious accident.
Injuries May Reveal Themselves Later
It is important to note that not all injuries will appear right after the accident, so if you appear to be okay the shock and adrenaline from the accident may be covering any potential injuries. You may not feel pain from the accident until a couple hours or days after. In this case it is important and recommended to be checked out by a doctor following the accident even if you feel fine.
Different Impacts and Causes of Injury
These types of injuries are caused by various types of accidents. Some of these accidents include:
Rear impact, side impact, T-bone, Head-on collision, rollover, runoff, hit and run accidents, drunk driving accidents, bike accidents, motorcycle accidents, cell phone use accidents, and all other accidents.
If you have recently been involved in any of the accidents above and are experiencing pain, please be sure to report and make an appointment with a professional whether it is a doctor or psychologist.