For many, the idea of being involved in a car accident is terrifying. And it can happen to anybody at any time. Even if you’re incredibly vigilant whilst on the road, cautious and law-abiding you simply cannot control the actions and reckless driving of others.
Car crashes are common, but what kinds of injuries can you end up with if you’re involved in a collision? The severity of your injuries will determine what level of compensation you could receive. How long will it take to get my settlement check from a car accident? Click the link to find out.
If your world has been turned upside down by the negligible actions of someone else, then you owe it to yourself and to your family, to fight for the compensation you need and the justice you deserve. A good law firm will help you do this. Read on for 5 of the most common car crash injuries.
Head injuries are incredibly common during car crashes. They occur when the skull makes contact with the dashboard, steering wheel, windshield or when flying debris hits you. If you’re not wearing a seatbelt then you run the risk of hitting your skull on another person or on another area of the vehicle.
Soft tissue injuries
Soft tissue injuries include pain and injuries to the muscles, tendons and ligaments. Injuries such as whiplash or back injuries won’t normally manifest until a few days after the accident so it’s important to bear this in mind when you’re seeking medical attention.
Injuries to the chest
Much like head injuries, chest injuries occur during the impact of a crash. For example when the airbag deploys, or if you’re in an older car model and your chest hits the steering wheel. Severe bruising and broken ribs are very common.
The force of an impact can cause serious damage to your vertebrae and spinal column. Often resulting in life-changing injuries. If you feel pain in your back after a crash, you should avoid moving until the emergency services arrive.
Cuts and abrasions
Cuts, bruises and lacerations occur during car crashes most due to debris and broken glass. Even seemingly harmless objects such as handbags, coffee cups and spare change can cause damage and injuries if flying at high speed.
If you’ve been involved in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, get in touch with a lawyer as soon as possible.
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