5 injuries frequently caused by car accidents

People who are inside a vehicle during a crash in British Columbia can suffer the scrapes and cuts that are typically caused by broken glass. However, in many car accidents, the injuries are significantly more severe -- even those that happen at slow speeds. Among the five most frequently suffered serious injuries, the most common ones are head and brain injuries. Sometimes no external marks indicate the damage, and that is what makes the injuries so serious.

Number two on the list is back, neck and chest injuries -- most frequently suffered by passengers travelling in the front seat. Although mild cases can be limited to sprains, strains or contusions, graver forms can result in life-altering injuries that might even include paralysis. Then there are injuries to joints and extremities such as arms or legs being crushed or fractured, severe tears of ligaments, ankle sprains, torn menisci in the knee and Achilles Tendon injuries.

Internal organ injuries are also on the list of frequently suffered injuries, and the fact that they are often only discovered later makes them serious. Organs such as kidneys, heart, aorta, spleen, lungs liver and bowels can be damaged without the injuries being recognised immediately. Other injuries that are often not immediately evident are psychological. Serious accidents can cause post-traumatic stress disorder in accident victims and witnesses.

Every one of these injuries can lead to long-term medical problems that require ongoing treatment. To help victims to cope with the financial consequences of car accidents, personal injury lawsuits can be filed against those deemed responsible for the wrecks. Pursuing recovery can be a complicated process that could be made simpler by obtaining the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer in British Columbia to navigate the proceedings on behalf of the victim.

Source: ontoorthopedics.com, "Five Common Car Collision Injuries", Dr. Rachita Narsaria, Accessed on May 22, 2017

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