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What are the most common injuries received during a car accident?

On Behalf of | Aug 9, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Countless accidents occur here in Connecticut every day. Many of the motorists involved don’t suffer remarkable injuries. There are other crashes where individuals suffer relatively minor injuries that they recover from within a few days or weeks. Then, there’s a small handful of cases in which people suffer life-threatening injuries or a driver doesn’t make it out alive.

Injuries have a way of seeming relatively minor at their early onset but ending up being far worse than they initially appear. You may want to brush up on some accident injuries and how common they are.

Soft tissue injuries and car accidents

One of the most common yet the most minor of car accident injuries is a soft tissue one. Whiplash is an example of this. This type of injury involves your head quickly shifting forward and backward. You may experience a headache and tingling or numbness in your neck and radiating into your limbs after suffering such an injury. Many soft tissue injuries don’t require further medical intervention besides time to heal after your first doctor’s visit.

Blunt force trauma injuries and car accidents

Accidents that occur at intersections or fast rates of speed are most likely to result in blunt force trauma injuries. The most common way these accidents occur is when a motorist strikes their head on a steering wheel, windshield or dashboard as another car impacts them. Motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians are particularly vulnerable to suffering blunt force trauma injuries when a vehicle strikes them.

The danger associated with someone receiving a blunt force trauma injury is that they’re often more serious than what meets the eye. While a motorist may only appear to have an abrasion or laceration, the force of the crash may have caused internal organ damage or a brain bleed. Many blunt force trauma patients may even feel fine after their incident, only to deteriorate quickly in the hours and days following it.

Spinal cord and compression injuries are two other injuries that may result from high-speed or high-impact crashes, forever altering motorists’ lives.

All accident injuries warrant a doctor’s attention

One of the biggest mistakes that people make is that they don’t seek medical attention that could potentially save their lives. Medical care can be costly. Fortunately, Connecticut law may allow you to recover compensation necessary to receive the best possible treatment.