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Are You Hurt? Most Common Car Accident Injuries

Car accident injuries can range from minor cuts and bruises to life-threatening damages. After a car accident, you may be experiencing pain and this will make you wonder what happened to you. It is important to note that you must immediately seek medical attention after a car accident. Even if you don’t feel any pain, your body is still in shock and you may not realize that you are injured. It’s also important to seek a car accident lawyer as soon as possible. In this article, we explain the most common car accident injuries.

Factors

The type of car accident that you experienced will be the determining factor in your injuries. Drivers that end up in a fender bender will have different injuries from drivers/passengers involved in a rear-end collision. One of the main determining factors is our seatbelt. Wearing a seatbelt can significantly reduce your injuries or may even cause them depending on the impact. You and your passengers must wear your seat belts at all times while in a vehicle. Likewise, airbags can protect or harm you during a collision. Drivers/passengers may experience difficulty breathing after an airbag has been deployed or head trauma.

Although certain car accidents are more likely to cause certain injuries, everybody is different. You may end up experiencing very severe car accident injuries from a minor accident. The way your body responds to a car accident largely depends on the state of your health and pre-existing conditions.

Lacerations

A laceration is any type of trauma that breaks skin making you bleed. Cuts and scrapes are the most common forms of lacerations and they may result from broken glass, flying objects, or sudden impact with something inside the vehicle. Lacerations are considered penetrating injuries.

Soft Tissue Injuries

Car accident injuries involving soft tissue occur when tissues inside the body such as muscles or tendons are damaged. Most back injuries are considered soft tissue injuries such as a herniated disc or muscle sprain.

Upper Body Injuries

Head and chest injuries are common for drivers or passengers that have experienced a collision. A head injury is typically referred to as an impact injury because it is cause by the head slamming against something inside the car. This can be a steering wheel, the car door, the airbag or anything else inside the vehicle. Head injuries take many forms and they can range from concussions to TBI, traumatic brain injury.

Chest injuries are bruises and swelling that occurs in the chest area. These injuries can be broken ribs, bruised lungs, and broken collarbones.

Calling A Lawyer

It is always in your best interest to contact a car accident lawyer after sustaining injuries during a collision. The right attorney will be able to help you document the repercussions of your injuries and how this has affected the quality of your life. Car accident injuries are serious and you deserve compensation for your suffering. Contact Parish Devaughn for an experienced car accident lawyer located in Oklahoma City to help you today and find the right car accident lawyer.

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