There is nothing worse than being part of a car accident, as you know that this can cause injury as well as damage to your vehicle.
While some injuries are minor, others are much more serious. In fact, you could suffer an injury that changes your life in a number of ways.
Here are some of the most common types of car accident injuries:
- Broken bones: Any time your body is thrown around the cabin of your vehicle, there is a chance you could suffer a broken bone. From your feet to your arms and everywhere in between, your bones are at risk of injury.
- Head and brain injuries: These are among the most common types of injuries, and include concussion, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and bleeding on the brain.
- Neck and back injuries: Just the same as head and brain injuries, your neck and back are at risk in a car accident. The most serious neck and back injuries include fractures.
- Abrasions and burns: Depending on the type of accident, you could suffer abrasions and/or burns to many parts of your body.
The one thing all these injuries have in common is that they require immediate medical attention. You should never assume you can treat a car accident injury on your own, as this could make your situation worse.
Once you receive treatment and learn more about the accident, including the cause, you can work with your insurance company to figure out the next steps. Be sure to do whatever it takes to protect your legal rights every step of the way.
Source: FindLaw, "Types of Car Accident Injuries," accessed June 06, 2018