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What Are Common Car Accident Injuries?

Common car accident injuries can vary widely depending on the severity and type of accident, as well as factors such as the speed of the vehicles involved and whether occupants were wearing seat belts. Some of the most common car accident injuries include:

  • Whiplash
  • Head injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Internal injuries

Whiplash

Whiplash is a neck injury caused by the sudden jerking motion of the head backward and then forward, commonly occurring in rear-end collisions.

Head Injuries

Head injuries can range from mild concussions to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), which can have long-term effects on cognitive function and overall health.

Broken Bones

Fractures are common in car accidents, especially in the arms, legs, ribs, and wrists, due to the impact of the collision or the force of airbags deploying.

Soft Tissue Injuries

These include injuries to muscles, ligaments, and tendons, such as sprains, strains, and contusions (bruises).

Chest Injuries

Chest injuries, such as bruising from seat belts (known as seat belt syndrome) or broken ribs from the impact, are common in car accidents.

Back Injuries

Car accidents can cause various back injuries, including herniated discs, spinal cord injuries, and strains.

Internal Injuries

Internal injuries, such as organ damage or internal bleeding, may not be immediately apparent after an accident but can be serious and require immediate medical attention.

What Are Common Treatments for Car Accident Injuries?

The treatment for car accident injuries depends on the specific type and severity of the injury. However, common treatments for various car accident injuries include:

  • Pain management
  • Physical therapy
  • Heat or ice therapy
  • Surgery
  • Immobilization
  • Massage therapy
  • Medications
  • Injections

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