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What types of car accident injuries are most common?

If you are involved in a car accident, there is no way of knowing what type of injury you could suffer. Even so, some car accident injuries are more common than others. Understanding these will go a long way in helping you obtain the right treatment should you find yourself in this situation.

Here are some of the most common types of car accident injuries:

  • Head and back injuries. This includes but is not limited to concussions, spinal cord damage and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).
  • Neck and chest injuries. For example, these are common in rear-end accidents in which whiplash often comes into play.
  • Broken bones. You can break almost any bone imaginable in a car accident, from the top of your head down to your toes.
  • Ligament damage. A torn ACL, for example, is a common car accident injury.

While many of these injuries will present symptoms immediately, this is not always the case. For instance, if you hit your head in an accident, it's possible that you won't see any ill effects upfront. However, over the course of several hours, your health could worsen.

These are the types of car accident injuries that are most common, but there are many others that you need to be on the lookout for.

Regardless of the type of injury, don't hesitate to seek immediate medical treatment. You want to know what's going on and how to deal with the problem in a timely manner. From there, you can then learn more about your legal rights and if you can seek compensation from the negligent party.

Source: FindLaw, "Types of Car Accident Injuries," accessed Nov. 02, 2017

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