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Five Most Common Types of Car Accident Injuries

Posted by: on Fri, Jun 03, 2016

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Millions of people are hurt each year in car accidents across the United States. These injuries vary almost as much as the accidents which cause them. However, there are a few that occur more commonly than others, split across both impact injuries and penetrating injuries.

1. Soft tissue injuries span all harm done to the body’s connective tissues, which include muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Ligaments connect bone to muscle, and tendons connect bone to bone. Whiplash is a type of soft tissue injury that most people are familiar with, as are muscle sprains.
2. Scrapes and cuts may not seem serious, but in some cases they can be very serious. Vehicle accidents can dislodge loose objects in a car, and if a mug or cell phone hits your head, it can cause a good amount of dangerous blood loss.
3. Head injuries may seem to fall under different types of categories, but they also deserve their own section because of the complications that can arise. From a loose object hitting you, to smacking your head on a dashboard or window, there can be internal problems that aren’t immediately clear. In some cases, you may not even think you’re injured.
4. Chest injuries, similarly, may be more complicated than they first seem. Because the ribs surround so many vital organs, it’s important to visit a medical professional as soon as possible to make sure everything is healing properly.
5. Arm and leg injuries are less likely to cause disastrous permanent damage than head or chest ones, but they are possible more common. Your extremities are more likely to react to try to stop other injuries, and as such can end up at awkward angles to block debris or impact.

After securing law enforcement and medical advice, it’s important to remember you may be able to seek legal compensation from an accident. Finding an experienced Las Vegas car accident attorney can help. Contact the legal team at Albright, Stoddard, Warnick, & Albright today for a consultation.