The Most Common Car Accident Injuries in Georgia
Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries
Car Accidents can cause a wide variety of injuries and damages depending on the circumstances of the collision. However, there are several types of car accident injuries that are the most common to occur:
Neck injuries, such as whiplash are one of the most common motor vehicle accident injuries. You do not have to be hit at extreme speeds to experience a whiplash injury, they typically happen when there is a sudden movement forward or to the side. This puts pressure on the ligaments in the neck which causes a strain or sprain. Depending on the severity of the accident, physical therapy or even surgery may be required.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Head injuries can take many different forms. Collisions cause unnatural head movement which can lead to an impact with the window or steering wheel. Hitting your head on an object can cause bruising, lacerations, scrapes, or even the fluid and tissue inside the skull to become damaged. Traumatic Brain Injuries can be some of the most severe injuries to occur in a car accident.
Bruising and contusions to the chest are typically caused due to the positioning behind the steering wheel, as well as, wearing a seat belt. When a person's body is thrown forward in an accident, even if it does not hit the steering wheel, you can still experience extreme force from the seat belt.
Being involved in a car accident that causes broken bones always require immediate emergency care. Often times bones can be healed with a cast, however, some may require surgery or hospitalization.
Knee and Leg Injuries
Car collisions that are severe usually result in knee and leg injuries. Typically when the driver side door is smashed in, the left leg and knee are vulnerable to broken bones, bruising, dislocations and lacerations.
Even when you are involved in a car accident that is minor, you can still obtain any of these above mentioned injuries. Anytime you experience an injury due to a crash you should seek immediate medical attention.
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