Car accidents can cause different injuries that range from minor to major. Depending on the scale of car accident the injury can vary. The safety arrangement in the car can also have some impact in saving one’s life in the accident. There are injuries that are fatal and may result in death of the rider or passenger. Below are some of the common car accident injuries that you might have to face on the road.
- Brain Injury
This can occur when the rider’s head gets a severe blow. Piercing head injury can also result in damage of the brain. Traumatic Brain Injury can sometimes be mild like a concussion that is healed after some time and some rest. This can be sever as well that damages critical functions like speech, vision, concentration, memory etc.
- Head injuries
Other head injuries like eye injury resulting in partial loss or complete loss of sight, injury in the ear resulting in the loss of hearing capability and jaw fractures might also occur during a car accident.
- Neck and back injury
One of the most common neck and back injury is whiplash. In this injury the neck stretches and gets injured. This injury can damage vertebrae, ligaments or disks, or the spinal cord itself. This in turn can cause paralysis or other serious injuries. There are other severe less neck and back injuries that can occur which are less threatening
- Chest Injury
There can be impact on the chest of driver when there is accident that is head on with something. This will result in rupture of ribs or the sternum. The passenger needs to have seat belt around them protecting from this kind of injury. There are security system in the dashboard and wheels these days however there can still be fractures and injuries on different organs.
- Pelvis / abdominal injury
Hip fracture or compressive pelvic injury can occur as a result of car accident. Abdominal organs are affected too. If it is accident with front or side impact collision there is probability for liver, kidneys or spleen injury as well.
- Legs and Knee Injury
This type of injuries are usually caused by the crushing of legs or knees into the parts of car. Most of this injury will be impact injury. The injury can result in wounds that are healed after sometimes. There is probability that you might have to amputee your legs due to such injuries. The level of pain and wound depends on the impact on the legs due to accident.
There are possibility of other injuries that are minor cuts or bruises. The injury mostly depend on the scale of accident that takes place with the car. Airbags, seat belts, and other security measures help to reduce the impact of the accident but may not be effective all the time.