No one wants to be part of a car accident, but if you find yourself in this position, you hope you are able to walk away unscathed.
Unfortunately, there are times when a car accident causes a serious injury. If you have any reason to believe that you've suffered an injury in a car crash, the first thing you should do is call 911. You want to receive medical assistance as quickly as possible.
There are many types of injuries that can come into play as the result of a car accident, with these among the most common:
- Head injuries. If you strike your head, such as on the steering wheel, it could lead to everything from a mild concussion to a traumatic brain injury (TBI) to a skull fracture.
- Back and neck injuries. These are among the most common and serious car accident injuries, all of which can change your life forever. The most serious injury is damage to the spinal cord resulting in paralysis.
- Broken bones. Any bone in your body can break in a car crash. From your legs to your arms, from your feet to your fingers, you never know if a bone will break.
While these are among the most common types of car accident injuries, many others can come into play.
If you suffer an injury, receive immediate medical attention so that you know what type of treatment you require. Once you get everything in order in regards to your health, you can turn your attention to the accident itself and who was at fault.
Source: FindLaw, "Types of Car Accident Injuries," accessed Nov. 07, 2017