01 Apr Possible Injuries You May Get from a Car Accident
Car accidents can cause many serious injuries that can affect different parts of the body. If you are involved in an accident, ensure you are checked by a certified medical practitioner before you go back to your normal life. Remember that what you consider minor impacts during a motor vehicle accident could be deadly. In this article, we detail some of the most common physical and emotional symptoms that road accident victims report.
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
Traumatic injuries to the brain are typically caused by car accidents, and will typically occur when there’s a blow or piercing into the brain which causes damage. This is also a common injury that can lead to a long-term disability if not properly managed.
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
Spinal cord injuries occur when there’s a forceful impact or a crash on the body. The effect is either a total or partial paralysis in the spinal area which also has a probability of becoming long-term.
- Back and neck injuries
Car accidents can cause an unexpected heavy impact on the spine which can result in serious back injuries. Back injuries are probably the most common form of injury sustained during car accidents, and may not show up until much later.
When there’s an injury to the ligament, muscle, and tendon in the neck area, they’re referred to as whiplash. They affect the soft tissue in the neck area and can also extend to cervical dislocation or disk injuries.
- Burn injuries
Burn is not an unexpected car injury. In a situation where a car catches fire during the crash, the car occupants will most likely experience burns. It’s also possible that the skin of the victim comes into contact with hot chemicals, surfaces, fluids, or steam during the accident. These can lead to severe burns that may require skin grafting or surgery.
- Internal organs injuries
One or more internal organs may be damaged during a crash, and it is one of the most severe types of injury. It will typically require emergency treatment. It occurs either when an object crashes into the body and pierces into the internal organs, or when the body is forced into an object that can damage the internal organs.
- Fractures and knee injuries
You may experience broken bones in the ankles, arms, legs, ribs, or wrists. A motor vehicle accident can also go as far as causing a broken pelvis or severe fractures. The type of treatment option suitable will also be determined by the severity of the break.
Knees can be injured in car crashes by smashing into any part of the vehicle. Knee injuries range from bruises to fractures and will typically occur when a part of the knee is smashed against a part of the vehicle, causing injury.
- Facial injuries and scars
When accidents occur, different collisions happen, and some of them may lead to broken glass, windshield, window, or any hard surface. If for any reason the face comes into collision with these, it can cause facial injuries and scars which may disfigure the face and leave a lasting scar.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
While all of the above-mentioned injuries are physical ones, others may not be seen and can have emotional and psychological effects. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of them, and it’s important to get the treatment that helps deal with the emotional suffering that comes with accidents.
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