Common Personal Injuries Caused by Motor Vehicle Accidents

There are infinite amounts of personal injuries that could potentially be sustained after being involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident. The most common types of accidents are caused by trucks, motorcycles, and cars. Below is a list of the five most common types of Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries:

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5 Common Injuries Caused by Motorcycle, Car, and Truck Accidents 

Back and Spinal Cord Injuries

When back pain results from an accident, a primary concern should be with the spinal cord. Very serious and potentially paralyzing injuries can occur from neck and spinal injuries. 

Daily chronic back pain is also extremely common after an accident. The lower back is the most common site for pain and is usually caused by injuries like strains, fractured vertebrae, and herniated discs. These injuries can also cause limited mobility and may require surgery.

Neck Injuries

The most common neck injury that accident victims sustain is whiplash. It is caused by the jerking motion of the head after impact with another vehicle. Whiplash can cause severe neck pain, as well as headaches and dizziness.

Head, Face, and Brain Injuries

An accident that causes head trauma can severely injure the brain. Some warning signs that the brain may have suffered an injury include symptoms like,

  • Nausea
  • Confusion
  • Blurry Vision

Upon impact, the head can hit the steering wheel, dashboard, window, or even the air bag. This can cause minor injuries like cuts and bruises to the face, or severe injuries like concussions and traumatic brain injury. These types of injuries do not always have visible indicators, but the brain still may have been jostled around in the skull, so it is always smart to seek medical attention immediately.

Internal Injuries

After a severe impact has occurred due to an automobile accident, the possibility of internal bodily damage is increased. Internal bleeding is common, as well as injuries to vital organs like the kidneys, spleen, heart, and liver. The lungs can also be injured, especially if the ribs are broken and happen to puncture the organ, which is quite common.

Bone Fractures

Any accident can cause bone breaks or fractures to the victims involved. The most common body parts injured are the wrist, arm, elbows, legs, knees, and ribs. Although, there is always a chance that any body part can suffer a break or fracture during an accident. Bone fractures can result in pain and an abundance of medical bills. There is a high possibility of victims requiring long-term physical therapy and having limited mobility for the rest of their lives.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a Motor Vehicle Accident in Georgia that was not your fault, you can file a Personal Injury Claim against the negligent party. One of our experienced Accident Injury Attorneys at The Brown Firm can assist you with your claim by providing the best legal advice and representation.

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