Ten Common Injuries After a Car Accident in California

June 19, 2023
Barrios Machado

Ten Common Injuries After a Car Accident in CaliforniaAs more motorists take to the roads and highways around the country, traffic congestion worsens, laying the groundwork for a potentially hazardous driving environment. Too many drivers fail to take their responsibilities as drivers seriously, resulting in unsafe driving practices and a higher risk of vehicle accident injuries.

You or someone close to you will almost certainly be involved in a major car crash at some point in your life.

Injuries sustained in a motor vehicle collision can range from minor to severe. The top ten most common auto accident injuries encountered on today's highways are listed below:

1. Bruising/Contusions

Even minor vehicle accidents can result in bruising. A crash can forcefully drive you against your seat belt, which, although protecting you from major injury, might leave you bruised for a few days later. Bruises are seldom major injuries that need medical treatment, and they usually disappear within a week or two.

2. Whiplash

Whiplash is one of the most frequent neck injuries in vehicle accidents. Whiplash injuries damage the neck muscle and ligaments and are caused by abrupt forward and backward jerking of the head and neck, especially after a rear-end accident. Pain and stiffness in the neck, shoulder, lower back, hand, or arm are possible symptoms. This injury can also cause impaired vision, dizziness, irritation, ringing in the ears, and insomnia.

3. Back and Spinal Cord Trauma

Back and spinal cord injuries are other common results of car accidents. Fractures, sprains, lumbar spine injuries, ruptured discs, and thoracic spine injuries are most common. Unfortunately, several of the signs and symptoms linked with this injury appear in the days following the collision, which is unfortunate. As a result, everyone engaged in an automobile accident is recommended to seek medical attention as quickly as possible.

4. Head and Face Injuries

A dislocated or fractured jaw, broken nose, shattered eye socket, broken teeth, or perforated eardrum, in addition to scrapes and bruises on the head and face, might all require substantial medical care.

5. Concussions

You can easily bump your head on some areas of your vehicle during a crash, resulting in a concussion. You might develop memory problems, such as forgetting what you were doing before the collision or feeling like your brain isn't functioning as quickly as it usually does. Any type of brain injury requires immediate medical attention.

6. Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury can be caused by hitting your head on the steering wheel, dashboard, or windows. A traumatic brain injury can alter how your brain works, how it interprets information, and how it handles emotions. Mild concussions, skull fractures, comas, and long-term cognitive impairments are possible outcomes.

While a brain injury may be treated to some extent, depending on the nature and extent of the damage, it may be a lifetime process.

7. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

When our bodies are exposed to tremendous stress, such as a vehicle crash, emotional and mental problems like PTSD can occur. Fear of driving after an accident, intolerance to particular sounds or imagery linked with the incident, and even sleeping issues due to anxiety or nightmares are all possible symptoms.

8. Broken Bones

These injuries, often known as bone fractures, are quite common in both major and minor car crashes. The amount of force, vehicle mass, and speed involved in a collision are all potential factors in the severity of these fractured bones.

9. Internal Bleeding

Your internal organs are extremely sensitive. They might be damaged and bleed due to the impacts of a vehicle collision. These types of critical injuries are typical in high-speed crashes. It is critical that they get treated as soon as possible, so they do not become life-threatening.

10. Paralysis or Permanent Disability

Permanent disabilities, which are classified as paraplegia, para-paresis, or quadriplegia, are extremely difficult for accident victims to cope with. Paraplegia is defined as paralysis from the waist down, whereas para-paresis is defined as a partial loss of sensory and motor abilities, and quadriplegia is defined as paralysis of the legs, arms, and torso.

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If you've been injured in a vehicle accident as a result of somebody else's negligence, we can help. Tell us about your case so we can establish who is liable for your injury.

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