There are many different injuries you can get from a car accident. The most common ones are:
Scrapes and Cuts
Arms and Legs Injuries
Soft Tissue Injuries
Scrapes and cuts result from different objects being thrown around in the vehicle, such as
broken glass and loose objects, causing the scrape or cut. It can also result from impact with the steering wheel or any hard surface. Most injuries are minor and can be easily treated by medical personnel. However, there is always a risk of infection if left untreated.
Head injuries are very common in car accidents. Two common forms of head injuries are
traumatic brain injury and concussion. Traumatic Brain Injury is also known as craniocerebral trauma. It’s defined as brain dysfunction caused by an outside force, usually a violent blow to the head. Symptoms include:
Inability to speak or understand language
Sensitivity to light
Abnormal laughing and crying
Traumatic Brain Injury can be treated through medication, different therapies, and in some
A concussion is also known as mild traumatic brain injury. It’s defined as A brain injury caused
by a blow to the head or a violent shaking of the head and body. Symptoms include:
Lack of coordination
Ringing in the ears
Concussion can be treated through much needed rest and certain medications (depending on
the symptoms). In some cases rehabilitation therapy may be needed.
Chest injuries are injuries to the chest wall or any of the organisms inside your chest. Chest
injuries usually stem from the seat belt, steering wheel or airbags. Common chest injuries
internal organ damage
Anyone suffering any of these injuries must seek medical attention right away as these injuries can be fatal.
Arm and leg injuries are broken bones sometimes referred to as hard injuries. They involve
the loss of continuity in the substance of a bone. Some types of arm injuries are:
humerus fractures in the upper arm
distal humerus fractures at the end of the humerus bone near the elbow
radius fractures in one or both of the bones of the forearm
And there are many more. Some types of leg injuries are: calcaneus fractures of the heel bone, lateral and medial malleolus fractures in the ankle, metatarsal fractures in the top of the foot before the ball. Depending on the type of injury and its severity is going to determine the treatment needed. If not treated properly, permanent nerve damage can happen.
Soft tissue injuries happen when the muscles, ligaments, or tendons in the body are
damaged. Symptoms may include:
inflammation of the affected body part
sharp neck pain
stiffness of the neck
loss of ability to bear weight on a joint
They are different types including: whiplash, bruising/contusion, and hernia.
Whiplash is caused by the sudden back and forth movement common during a collision.
Contusions are bruises that can form on any part of your body. They could be caused by your
body hitting the airbag or objects in the car, such as the steering wheel or car door.
Hernia is a displaced organ that protrudes through the cavity wall that encases it. Medical treatment is crucial for these types of injuries.
Internal injuries are caused by blunt trauma. When a part of the body collides with something
else, particularly at high speed or with great force. Types of internal injuries include:
These injuries are considered some of the most fatal and must receive medical attention
Emotional injury is the result of post traumatic stress disorder. It’s a disorder in which a person has difficulty recovering after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event. Symptoms
Nightmares or unwanted memories of the trauma
Avoidance of situations that bring back memories of the trauma
Recovery involves medication and therapy treatments. Make sure you seek medical attention after a car accident to ensure you discover and treat any injuries you may have. If you, or someone you know have been involved in an auto accident, call Your Accident Your Money at (888) 766-6398.