What Are The Most Common Car Accident Injuries?
The types of injuries that can occur from car accidents are often very severe and long-lasting. Many of these injuries can be completely debilitating and may prevent you from being able to adhere to your normal routine. The following article will discuss some of these injuries.
- Head injuries: Getting into a car accident can result in various types of head injuries; the most common type of injury is a concussion. A concussion is the result of a person’s head being thrown back and forth (for example, in a head-on collision). If a person suffers a concussion, he might experience severe head pressure, headache, or a loss of consciousness.
- Whiplash: Whiplash is a very common car accident injury that is the result of a car making a sudden and unexpected maneuver. This unexpected motion causes the neck to be “whipped” rapidly back and forth. This type of injury can cause major neck pain, neck stiffness, or loss of range of motion.
- Broken ribs: Broken ribs are especially common in major car accidents because of the way the ribs are positioned in front of the steering wheel. Broken ribs can be extremely painful and will likely require a lengthy recovery process.
- Scrapes and cuts: Scrapes are probably one of the most common injuries a person might suffer during a car accident. These may not seem like serious injuries, but it is very important to have them checked out by a medical professional anyway because they could get infected, leading to more serious medical concerns.
- Arm, leg, and chest injuries: Car accidents can also result in various arm, leg, and chest injuries. If you crash or are suddenly hit by another vehicle, you typically don’t have enough time to protect your body from the power of the impact. As such, your body may collide with the steering wheel, the windshield, or the car door, causing various injuries to your arms, legs, or chest. Additionally, because of the way the knee is positioned under the dashboard, a sudden crash may also result in a knee injury. Leg and knee injuries may require crutches or even the use of a wheelchair.
- PTSD: Getting into a car accident can be a very traumatic experience, both physically and mentally/emotionally. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that can emerge after a person witnesses or experiences a very traumatic event, such as a major car accident. PTSD, in turn, may result in depression, anxiety, and withdrawal. If you experience these symptoms after an accident, you should contact a medical professional and/or mental health professional.
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