common car accident injuries

Common Car Accident Injuries

Car accidents can cause many different injuries to virtually any part of your body, depending on the circumstances of the accident and the severity of the impact. While injuries from car accidents vary in severity, there is several common car accident injuries ranging from minor that will heal on their own in a few days or weeks to others that result in permanent damage and disability. Some of the most common types of car accident injuries include:

  • Lacerations resulting from broken glass, flying objects inside the car or torn sheet metal. Deep lacerations may result in blood loss and require surgery to repair. In addition, scarring may result from cuts and require surgery to minimize.
  • Broken bones in wrists, arms, ankles, legs and ribs are common in vehicle accidents. Simple breaks are generally treated with a cast but more serious breaks may require surgery to repair. Generally, physical therapy is required.
  • Spine, Back and Neck injuries: Whiplash is a very common neck injury that sometimes isn’t realized until days later. It is caused by the motion of the accident moving your head and neck outside its normal range, straining ligaments, muscles and tendons in the process. This injury is sometimes referred to as a soft tissue injury since bones are not involved. Spinal injuries may result in severe pain, loss of sensation or movement or paralysis.
  • Internal injuries may occur if the vehicle crash forces your body into an object such as the steering wheel or if you’re hit by flying debris.
  • Traumatic Brain injury: Any blow to the head may cause swelling in the brain and could result in permanent injury.

If you need an automobile accident attorney, contact the personal injury law office. To represent your interests and ensure you receive just compensation for your injuries and losses. Contact us at our offices in Fort Lee, New Jersey or New York City.