The severity and nature of the injuries sustained are influenced by several variables, including the direction of the impact of the crash (rear, side, or front), the speed of the cars involved at the time of the collision, the occupants’ compliance with seatbelt usage, the number and deployment of airbags in the car, and the direction they were facing at the moment of the accident. Contact Consultants if you need legal assistance.
Categories of Injuries:
Puncturing traumas or impact traumas can be used to categorize all injuries sustained in auto accidents. An injury that entails the scraping, piercing, or tearing of skin is referred to as a penetrating injury. Glass from a busted window poking someone’s skin during a car collision is a frequent cause of piercing wounds. In contrast, an impact injury occurs when a person’s body hits a section of the car’s interior. If a passenger’s head collides with the headrest in the event of an accident, this may result in an impact injury.
Types of Injuries:
- Injury to muscles or connective tissues, such as tendons and ligaments, constitutes a soft tissue injury. The majority of people who are involved in car accidents get this kind of injury.
- When a collision occurs, the abrupt stretching of the neck and head ligaments and muscles results in whiplash injuries. One sort of soft tissue damage that might result from a car accident is whiplash. Mid- and lower-back injuries from automobile accidents can also result in spinal cord injury and muscular strain.
- Car accidents also frequently result in head injuries. As was previously mentioned, one kind of brain damage is whiplash. Drivers can suffer serious closed head injuries, such as brain and skull traumas, by banging their heads against the wheel or a window when in an accident. Minor occurrences might result in lacerations, bruises, and scrapes.
- Concussions are minor closed-head injuries that most individuals recover from reasonably well, while more severe head wounds can result in lifelong brain damage. If the accident victim “blacked out” due to the collision, that is one approach to tell whether they sustained a closed head injury.
- The same variables that produce head traumas also induce damage to the extremities, such as the legs and arms. Arms and legs may move unintentionally and sustain injuries from quick halts or abrupt shifts in direction. The dashboard can hurt the knees of front-seat passengers and drivers. Bruises and scrapes to the extremities are also possible.