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4 of the Most Common Car Accident Injuries

Vehicle accidents can cause a countless number of injuries to various body parts. Of course, the type of injuries a car accident victim sustains depend on the type of collision, the impact of the crash, and other factors. However, some injuries are more common than others. We want to make these known so that you are aware and prepared. 

Below is a list of the 5 most common types of car accident injuries:

1. Back Injuries

Back injuries are amongst the most common injuries car accident victims sustain. Because the impact of two vehicles colliding can be strong, many victims suffer disc injuries, fractures, strains, and even more serious injuries such as lumbar radiculopathy and thoracic spine injuries. These types of injuries may take time to surface, but the pain of such injuries can last a lifetime if victims do not seek medical attention right away.

2. Neck Injuries

Like head injuries, neck injuries may not be discovered until days after a car accident takes place. These types of injuries can occur in the form of whiplash or extreme muscle pain. However, some accident victims suffer more serious injuries to the neck region, like cervical radiculopathy, an injury that stems from the root of a nerve, and disc injury.

3. Head Injuries

The impact of a vehicle colliding with another can be intense and cause drivers and passengers to suffer various types of head injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries. In many cases, a passenger or driver are not aware they have sustained a head injury immediately after an accident. Many find bruising, suffer loss of memory, notice impaired speech, or suffer from blurred vision days after a collision. For this reason, car crash victims should receive immediate medical attention following an accident.

4. Chest Injuries

Chest injuries may be more common than many people may think. This is because most vehicles are equipped with airbags that deploy on impact. According to General Motors, the average airbag inflates as fast as 200 miles per hour. As a result, car accident victims that are hit by airbags during an accident may experience chest bruising, soreness, and in the most serious cases, broken ribs, collapsed lungs, and even cardiac arrest.

Goodman Acker P.C. Fights for Accident Victims Throughout the Detroit Area

In any vehicle collision, passengers and drivers can face various stresses, anxieties, and injuries. Of course, when a person sustains injuries in an accident, they may be faced with medical expenses, physical therapy costs, and lost wages. As a result, it is wise for car accident victims to contact our experienced Detroit car accident attorneys immediately after they have been involved in a crash. A seasoned lawyer can help pursue monetary compensation for those expenses.

If you have been injured in a car accident, contact our Detroit car accident lawyers as soon as possible. We are backed by more than 75 years of experience and can hold the negligent, reckless, or careless driver responsible for your harm!