It’s hard to imagine life without cars—everyday millions of Americans take to the road for daily commutes, errand running, and road trips. However, with the ever-growing number of vehicles out on the roads, it means a greater possibility of getting injured in a car accident.
According to the National Safety Council, every year, over 4 million people receive medical treatment for injuries caused by car accidents. Common car accident injuries can range from minor to very severe injuries, but no matter the severity of the injury, the healing process after an accident can be painful and expensive.
5 Common Injuries Caused by Car Accidents
Whiplash—One of the most common car accident injuries is whiplash. Whiplash occurs when the impact of the crash causes the head to suddenly jerk forward or to side. Whiplash injuries can range from minor to severe but are typically very painful because the neck muscles are over strained beyond their normal range. Whiplash injuries can require medical attention and physical therapy.
Back and Spine Injuries—The back, and especially the spine, are particularly prone to injury because the spine is so delicate. Back injuries in a car accident can be severe and life-changing. Some back injuries can lead to limited mobility or even paralysis. The road to recovery from breaks to any part of the spine can be lengthy, difficult, and painful. A serious back injury can require expensive treatment and surgery, as well as extensive physical therapy.
Head Injuries—Many common car accident injuries involve the head. Car accidents can often result in concussions (which is a type of traumatic brain injury) because due to the force of the collision, a driver or passenger in the vehicle can hit their heads on airbags, windows, or other parts of the car. Hitting the head extremely hard can cause a concussion, which can cause nausea, vomiting, severe headaches, memory loss, and other forms of brain damage.
Knee and Leg Injuries—Many car accident victims suffer knee and leg injuries because the impact of the crash causes their legs or knees to hit the dashboard, or seats in front of them if they are rear passengers. If the car is significantly damaged, a persons’ legs may get caught in the wreckage. Knee and leg injuries may range from cuts and bruises to torn ligaments or broken bones.
Broken Bones—If the force of the car crash is severe enough, it can result in broken bones. From broken arms, to legs, to toes, hands, and ribs, any broken bone is extremely painful. Broken bones will require medical attention and can take months, or in serious situations, years of healing to mend properly.
When you are in a car accident, your life is instantly disrupted. Injuries often require hospital stays, doctor appointments, and physical therapy to heal properly, all which can be very expensive. If you have initiated a lawsuit surrounding injuries sustained due to a car accident, but worry about your ability to keep up with all of your expenses, call USClaims.
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