The Common Injuries You Can Get in a Car Accident

The Common Injuries You Can Get in a Car Accident

Car accidents can result in severe, catastrophic, and even fatal injuries. Injuries can range from broken bones and lacerations to traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord and nerve damage, internal organ damage, and even death. The severity of the injury depends on the speed of the vehicles involved, the angle of impact, and the occupant’s position in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Depending on the severity of the injury, some victims may never fully recover and require long-term medical care and assistance. If you are injured in a reckless car accident, then it is essential to contact car accident injury lawyers who can help you in moving your case and get fair compensation for all the damages. 


A whiplash injury is a type of neck injury commonly caused by a car accident. The sudden, forceful back-and-forth movement of the neck strains the muscles and tendons, leading to pain and stiffness. It can sometimes result in serious nerve damage or a herniated disc. Whiplash injuries can occur even in low-speed collisions, and the severity of the injury will depend on the speed and angle of the impact. Symptoms of whiplash may not appear until hours or days after the accident. Common symptoms include pain and stiffness in the neck, headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, fatigue, ringing in the ears, and difficulty concentrating. 

Head Injuries 

Head injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and/or concussions, are common types of injuries resulting from car accidents. In a car accident, a head injury can occur when the head is violently whipped back and forth, when the head is struck against an interior object such as a windshield, or when the head is struck by a foreign object such as a flying piece of debris. 

The most common head injury symptoms are confusion, dizziness, headaches, and memory loss. In more serious cases, a person may develop a coma, seizures, or paralysis. In some cases, a head injury can also lead to long-term cognitive and physical impairments, such as speech difficulties, hearing loss, vision loss, or difficulty performing everyday tasks. 

Neck Injuries

Back injuries sustained as a result of a car accident can range from mild to severe, depending on the severity of the crash. Common types of back injuries include herniated discs, spinal fractures, and even paralysis. These injuries can limit your movement and make it extremely painful to do basic chores. 

Broken Bones 

Broken bones as a result of a car accident can be extremely painful and debilitating. Depending on the severity of the accident, broken bones can range from minor fractures to severe breaks that require extensive medical treatment and possibly even surgery. In some cases, the broken bones may be so severe that the victim will never fully recover and may suffer permanent disability. 

The most common broken bones as a result of a car accident include fractures to the arms, legs, hands, feet, spine, ribs, and skull. In addition, the force of the impact can cause internal injuries such as organ damage, abdominal bleeding, and/or internal bleeding. These injuries can be life-threatening and require medical attention immediately.

Emotional Injury 

Emotional trauma from a car accident can take many forms, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and even suicidal thoughts. Victims of car accidents can also experience fear of driving or getting into a car. In some cases, they may even suffer from flashbacks or nightmares of the accident. 


Car accidents can cause major injuries, whether physical or emotional and getting the right kind of treatment for these injuries is essential. Along with treatment, ensure you have the right kind of lawyer. 

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About the Author: Barry Lachey

Barry Lachey is a Professional Editor at Zobuz. Previously He has also worked for Moxly Sports and Network Resources "Joe Joe." he is a graduate of the Kings College at the University of Thames Valley London. You can reach Barry via email or by phone.