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What are common types of car accident injuries?

Drivers and their passengers can be out and about during their day and may be unexpectedly injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver. Car accident victims should be familiar with the different types of car accident injuries and the legal liability of negligent drivers who injure them.

Whiplash

Whiplash is a common car accident injury that should not be taken lightly. They can occur when the victim’s head is thrust violently back and forth during a car accident. They can worsen over time and be difficult to treat. They can cause the victim pain, time away from work and medical expenses.

Neck and back injuries

Neck and back injuries that can occur in car accidents include herniated and ruptured discs. They can be painful and may impact the victim’s mobility. It is important that victims obtain the medical care and treatment they need for these types of injuries.

Traumatic brain injuries and concussions

Brain injuries, including traumatic brain injuries and concussions, can be the most serious injuries car accident victims can suffer. They can be with victims for a lifetime and can dramatically alter their lives in a variety of different ways. Victims can suffer symptoms from these types of injuries ranging from headaches to an inability to function as they did prior to the injury.

Fractures, bruises and concussions

Serious broken bones and fractures can occur in a car accident. Victims should seek medical treatment and care to ensure they heal properly. Bruising is common in car accidents and can occur because of a seat belt if the force of the collision slams the victim against the seat belt and can occur in other ways as well.

Post traumatic stress disorder

The trauma from being involved in an unexpected car accident may not leave overnight and victims may suffer mentally following a car accident as well.

Car accident injuries victims may suffer can be extensive and have a lasting impact on victims. For that reason, they should be familiar with personal injury legal resources that can help them recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional injuries.