When you are in a car accident, even the slightest of fender benders, injuries can happen. In fact, based on a recent report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than three million people are injured every year from some sort of car accident. The severity of the injury obviously depends on the severity of the car accident. Common injuries include:

  • Soft tissue injuries in the muscles, ligaments and tendons
  • Whiplash
  • Scrapes, cuts and bruises
  • Head injuries such as concussions and brain damage
  • Chest injuries
  • Arm and leg injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries

There are two types of injuries when it comes to car accident injuries: injuries that are caused by the impact and penetrating injuries. Impact injuries are injuries sustained from the interior of the car. For example, breaking a rib from the seatbelt buckle. Penetrating injuries are usually from broken glass and plastic from the exterior of the car that shattered due to the accident.

If you’ve been in an accident and have suffered any kind of injury, it’s imperative to speak to a car accident attorney. Contact us today!