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5 Serious Car Accidents Injuries And The Risks

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Getting into a car accident is one of the most stressful and frightening events anyone can experience. The aftermath can be physically, emotionally, and financially draining – not to mention life-threatening. If you are ever in an accident where there’s a possibility for injury (even just bumps and bruises), it’s imperative to get checked out by medical professionals as soon as possible. Feel free to contact your car accident attorney in Miami as we go over the state’s five major car accident injuries. Depending on the circumstances of your crash, symptoms may not show up immediately but watch for the following if things go south.

Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries are becoming increasingly common. Largely due to advances in technology, the development of sports, and reckless driving. The latter can lead to life-threatening injuries and concussions.

When it comes to brain injuries or concussions, as they’re often called, these can happen with even the smallest mishap while playing a sport like soccer or driving on the highway.

These types of injuries can lead to impaired concentration and memory, which in turn can affect your performance at work or school, and how you interact with people in public settings like restaurants and shops. A traumatic brain injury can also be caused by a fall during an accident, a car crash, or any other form of head trauma.

Neck And Back Injuries

Neck and back injuries are a common occurrence in car accidents. But did you know that headrests can be just as dangerous? That’s because the cushioning effect of headrests could lead to more neck compression, which often leads to spinal cord injury.

A study by the University of Pennsylvania found that even after looking at data on 40+ crash tests with various dummy sizes, it was difficult for researchers to find any correlation between how much impact there is during an accident and what happens to your neck and spine.

The study also found that occupants who were taller or heavier had less chance of sustaining an injury from a collision than smaller people.

Chest Injuries

There are many different opinions on the topic of buckling up seat belts in automobiles. Some say that they do nothing to help, while others believe them to be essential for safety.

One thing is certain; there is a solid connection between wearing your seat belt and lessening the effects of chest injuries, and decreasing fatalities from car accidents.

Seat belts were originally built to protect passengers from getting thrown out or ejected from their seats during an accident, but studies have shown that they also decrease the likelihood of injury once people reach 45 mph (72 km/h).
At higher speeds, seatbelts can increase pressure on organs and cause serious chest injuries like ruptured lungs, broken ribs, or collapsed lungs.

However, seat belts help reduce the risk of injury to other areas of the body like spines and necks when done correctly. Everyone in a car must wear their belt for maximum safety during an accident.

Leg and Knee Injuries

There are many ways to injure your leg and knee during a car accident. Some of the most common injuries include a fracture, sprain, strain, or tear in the ligaments or a dislocated joint.

The severity of these injuries can range from mild pain and discomfort to debilitating chronic conditions like arthritis that may have a huge impact on a person’s life for years after an accident.

If you have any type of injury, it is important not only to see your doctor but also to contact our office so we can help answer any questions you may have about what these injuries mean for recovery time and how they might affect your lifestyle moving forward.

Broken Bones

Broken bones from a car accident can result in the following injuries:

Wrenching of the muscles, ligaments, and tendons that support joints. The jarring motion may cause displaced or cracked vertebrae, pelvis fractures, and dislocated shoulders.
Head trauma, which is possible with a broken neck or skull fracture. This could cause brain injury, leading to bleeding on the brain (hematoma), permanent nerve damage, paralysis, or death.

Should you need legal consultation within the Miami, Florida area, Reach us on today for recommendations.

Flagler Personal Injury Group
1 NE 2nd Ave #200
Miami FL 33132

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