June 26, 2017

Injuries

injuriesEach year, millions of people are injured in auto accidents. The unfortunate reality is that every American is likely to be personally involved in at least one accident throughout the course of their lifetime. When an accident does occur, the range of injuries that may result can cross a broad spectrum. A lot of times, the severity of injuries depends on factors such as the velocity of the collison, angle of impact, and whether or not the injured party was wearing a seat belt. Low velocity collisions (where vehicles are traveling under 10 miles per hour) can often times result in minor injuries including whiplash, seatbelt bruises, muscle strains and general soreness. A high velocity crash (where vehicles are traveling over 10 miles per hour) can be much more dangerous — sometimes even fatal. In a higher velocity crash, injuries can include broken bones, severe internal and external bruising, spinal cord injuries and tramautic brain injuries.

Seeking medical treatment for injuries sustained in a car crash is often times a necessary step towards recovery. Its not uncommon for the onset of symptoms to be felt as much as 12 to 26 hours after the collison. Because of this delay, it is wise to seek medical attention immediately following a car accident if you have any concern regarding injury.

Common symptoms that may result from an auto accident include:

  • Neck Pain
  • Jaw Stiffness
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Numbness in Limbs
  • Knee Pain
  • Headaches

Following is a list of common injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents. Click on an injury term below to learn more about the cause of injury, treatment options and resources.

 

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