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What are the most common injuries associated with car accidents?

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Car accidents can result in a variety of injuries depending on the circumstances of the crash and the severity of the impact. This article discusses the most common car accident injuries.

Neck Injuries

One common form of injury from a car accident is neck injuries, which can occur in more mild forms such as whiplash and neck strain, but can also manifest as more serious injuries such as disc injury.

what are the most common injuries associated with car accidents

Back Injuries

The impact of a car accident and the resulting torque on the bodies of drivers and passengers can cause back injuries such as a sprain, strain, fracture, disc injury, thoracic spine injury, lumbar radiculopathy, and lumbar spine injury. Like neck injuries, sometimes the symptoms of even the most serious back injuries can take some time to show up after an accident, and just as often a back injury can cause longlasting pain and discomfort.

Brain and Head Injuries

In a car accident, one of the most common injuries suffered by drivers and passengers is a closed head injury, which can range from a mild concussion to a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Even when there is no physical sign of trauma (i.e. cuts or bruises), the brain is at risk of being jostled inside the skull because of the impact of a car crash, so that bruising and other injuries can result.

Face Injuries

In a car accident, injuries to the face can be caused by almost anything — including a steering wheel, dashboard, airbag, windshield, side window, car seats or shattered glass. These injuries range in severity from scrapes and bruises, to laceration and fractures, even Temporomandibular disorders of the jaw (TMJ) and serious dental injuries.

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