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The Most Common Car Accident Injuries

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If you have become the victim of an unexpected car accident it’s very important that you understand some of the potential injuries that could impact you later on. Many people find themselves impacted for years or even weeks after a car accident. Even if you don’t feel injured at the site of an accident, it’s important to consider getting checked out by a doctor and watching for the signs of the most common accident injuries. Here are some of the most common injuries after a car accident:


This injury affects the ligaments, muscles and tendons in your body. This is when your body jostles quite suddenly in the event of an accident and causes muscle strains and even muscle tears which can be extremely painful and take time to heal.

Cuts and Scrapes:

It’s easy to receive cuts or scrapes from an impact with another vehicle. You may find yourself getting hit with projectiles such as your phone or a set of keys which can quickly lead to infections and other concerns.

Head Trauma:

A traumatic brain injury can cause severe difficulty with quality of life. Diagnosing a concussion or other signs of severe trauma can be important to prevent complications and debilitating effects on your mental health.

Broken Bones:

Broken ribs are often quite common in car accidents. They require lengthy periods of rest to repair and they are often accompanied by other broken bones like legs, shoulders, hips, broken arms and more.

Internal Bleeding:

Severe cuts can also occur inside the body and if a person is not checked it or treated after a crash, they could face life-threatening injuries with internal bleeding.

Herniated Disc:

Back issues often present after a car accident. Herniated discs can continue to cause complications and pain in which the vertebrae in your spine shifts or ruptures out of place.

These are just a few of the most common car accident injuries that can occur in the wake of an accident. If you’ve not received proper medical care or even a checkup after an accident, be sure to check out the extent of your injuries and be prepared to fight for your right to compensation if you have been injured in a car accident.

This post was written by Kelly-Anne Jenkins of Jenkins Law P.L. Kelly-Anne is an personal injury lawyer She specializes in personal injury, car accidents, and bicyclist injury. The information on this site is not intended to and does not offer legal advice, legal recommendations or legal representation on any matter. Hiring an attorney is an important decision, which should not be based on advertising. You need to consult an attorney for legal advice regarding your individual situation.