There are more than two million car accidents in the United States per year. And although not injuries do not require medical attention. However, here are some of the most common injuries that result from automobile accidents.
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) can result following a traumatic car crash. Statistics show as many as ten percent of car accident victims may show symptoms of PTSD. Anxiety and depression may also manifest as a result from the impact of physical injuries that can limit one’s daily activities.
Knee And Leg Injuries
These injuries are often the result of them striking the dashboard of the vehicle during a wreck because of the limited space available to them when you are driving. Other injuries in these areas of the body include scrapes, cuts, bruises, breakage of bones in the legs, knees, ankle, and feet can also result.
Abdominal And Chest Injuries
Bruises and markings can occur in these areas following a vehicle crash, but more seriously major internal damage and broken ribs can result from a more severe crash. Steering wheel impact and injury from seat belts are the most frequent causes of injury to the chest and abdominal areas.
Back And Neck Injuries
Whiplash is a condition often experienced by people involved in rear-end collisions and results from a sudden jolt of the neck much like the cracking of a whip. Whiplash may result in cervical spine fracture, whereas in milder cases your symptoms may disappear in a few days or weeks. Other neck or back injuries that can occur due to a car crash are spinal cord injuries and herniated discs, and more.
Head And Brain Injuries
Head and brain injuries incurred from car accidents are frequently the result of your head hitting the steering wheel or side window. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) occur when brain function is disrupted by a traumatic event and range from mild to severe. Mild TBIs can manifest in the form of a concussion that heals on its own within a few weeks, whereas more severe TBIs may result in long-term and sometimes permanent cognitive impairment.
It is vitally important to seek the correct medical treatment following a car accident if you suspect you may be injured in any way. Not all car accident injuries however result in immediate symptoms on display. Some may take days, weeks, even months to manifest themselves.
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