Top 3 Most Common Car Crash Injuries

Top 3 Most Common Car Crash Injuries

Believe it or not, we risk our lives each day we get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. When we get on main roads and highways, we drive alongside hundreds of thousands of other drivers who may or may not know their traffic laws. If you’re in a densely populated metropolitan area like South Florida, the number of “bad drivers” out there skyrockets, and that is reflected in the number of accidents that happen every year.
According to the Florida DMV, Miami Dade County alone experienced 48,537 traffic accidents in the year 2005, the most recent year listed. This is down from a high of over 54,000 accidents in 2001. In 2004, Broward County experienced 26,627 accidents. Across the USA, over 5 million accidents occur each year, resulting in 3 million injuries and 40,000 fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
When you survive a car accident there are many possibilities for injuries from severe to mild that are directly influenced by the severity of the impact itself. The following are five common types of injuries to help you determine whether or not that crash really did cause harm. You have several rights regarding a personal injury claim.

Soft tissue injuries

Of all the injuries resulting from a car accident, soft tissue injuries are the most common. “Soft tissue” refers to the body’s connective tissue, meaning muscle tissue, ligaments, and tendons.
“Whiplash” is a type of soft tissue injury that occurs frequently in the neck and upper back after a sudden impact. When this happens, the muscles and ligaments in the neck and upper back are quickly stretched as a result of said impact. Car accidents are notorious for back injuries. If your back has been injured as a result of your accident, it is important to take note.

Scrapes and cuts

In almost any car accident that involves more than just the meeting of two bumpers, scrapes and cuts are prevalent. Anything loose sitting in your car immediately becomes a weapon as soon as the impact is made. Cell phones, sun or eye glasses, cups, and more briefly become airborne and can cause you injury if they hit your person. Even your own airbag deploying can do more harm than good. Sharp objects can easily cut or impale your skin if your car crashes hard enough.
Most of the time, these injuries are minor and require nothing more than a first-aid kit to treat. For extreme loss of blood get help right away.

Head injuries

Perhaps the scariest of injuries involve trauma to the head and brain. As with any other injury, head injuries can range from mild to severe depending on the details of the accident. When a car abruptly stops or changes direction it can cause muscle strains as mentioned above and the head itself can be injured. Coming into contact with the steering wheel or a side window can cause serious injuries to the head. More severe collisions can cause closed head injuries in which skull tissue and fluids are damaged. Brain injuries caused by the head being forcefully smacked can also be acquired. Even when there are no visible signs of trauma, the force of the impact can cause the brain to bruise, bleed and even swell.
If you believe you have endured any of the above injuries as a result of a traffic jam call the Pennsylvania Car Accident Lawyers today. With zero out-of-pocket costs it is worth getting the compensation you deserve as a result of someone else’s carelessness or recklessness.

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