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4 common injuries from car crashes

On Behalf of | Oct 4, 2022 | Car Accidents

If you’ve ever been in a car accident, you know just how terrifying it can be. Many people who experience car crashes can suffer from serious, even fatal injuries – not all of them are just physical.

Injuries are common in car crashes and can lead to future medical conditions. Here are just a few injuries a victim of a car crash might experience:

1. Broken bones

Car crashes can be catastrophic and may put drivers and passengers into dangerous situations. If a car flipped or was hit head-on, people may experience serious injuries such as broken bones. Broken bones can take months to heal and cause victims to suffer life-long medical conditions such as nerve damage, decreased strength and poor motor control.

2. Facial injuries

The face is extremely susceptible to injuries in a car crash. Cars often give people little protection for their faces in an accident. Victims could experience minor injuries such as cuts and bruises, but could also suffer from a broken nose, fractured skull or eye injuries.

3. Whiplash and concussions

When a car crash occurs, victims may be tossed back and forth and are often pushed suddenly back into their seats by their airbags. All this back-and-forth motion could cause victims to suffer from whiplash or concussions. Whiplash and concussion occur when people are suddenly jerked in a direction, causing traumatic injuries to the brain, head and spine.

4. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

People who experience car crashes may experience mental trauma called PTSD. PTSD is often seen in people who’ve gone to war and witnessed traumatic events — but that doesn’t diminish the fact that car accidents can be particularly traumatic for a lot of people. Victims of PTSD often have a hard time returning to their normal lives.

If you were recently in a car accident, you may need to reach out for legal help when recovering from your medical bills and losses.