Common Injuries from Car Accidents
Posted on behalf of Lynch Law Firm on Oct 17, 2016 in Car Accidents News
Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that are five types of injuries that are most common in car accidents. It is also not uncommon for an individual to suffer more than one of these injuries.
If you have sustained an injury mentioned above or any other that resulted from an automobile accident, the New Jersey accident attorneys at Lynch Law Firm will fight to secure the compensation you deserve for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Head and Brain Injuries
A third of U.S. brain injuries are the result of vehicle accidents. Car accidents can subject drivers and passengers to blows to the head. The impact can result in traumatic brain injuries, ranging from mild to severe. Brain swelling can take place, even when no bruises or lacerations are present.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries from car accidents can result in paralysis, as well as less significant loss of feeling and function. Bone fragments, ligaments and discs may sustain bruising, or they can impact spinal cord tissue. Such injuries can cause nerve damage.
When the body comes into contact with a vehicle’s windshield, steering wheel, airbag, dashboard or seats, injuries to the face may result. Bruising, deep cuts and bone fractures may occur, as well as trauma to the teeth and jawbone.
Car crashes commonly result in neck injuries. Less severe injuries like whiplash or neck strain may occur, or an individual may suffer from a more severe disc injury or cervical dislocation. Neck injuries commonly result from head-on accidents and rear-end accidents. Neck injuries include trauma to the larynx and trachea, which can result in permanent disabilities.
Lower back injuries commonly result from car accidents. Strains, disc herniation, vertebrae fractures and sprains can cause long-term disability, and may not appear right after an accident.
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