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Common Car Accident Injuries

On Behalf of | Jan 6, 2016 | Tampa Auto Accidents

An automobile collision can lead to a myriad of serious personal injuries and possibly death under certain circumstances. Most parties injured in a crash suffer trauma caused by the impact, from being thrown into part of the car upon colliding with a motor vehicle or road sign or unsecured cargo.

A passenger or driver may also suffer torn muscles and lacerations from broken glass or ripped metal. In the case of a rollover accident, the occupants are tossed around and suffer multiple injuries and they can even be ejected from the passenger cab.

Information from the NHTSA indicates that a vehicle collision is most likely injure the:

  • Neck.
  • Head.
  • Chest.
  • Abdomen.
  • Legs, knees or feet.

Injuries incurred in a car crash will often manifest as:

Brain Injuries:

A forceful blow to the head can cause a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The TBI may appear mild, like a concussion that heals on its own, or it can be severe. A more severe TBI can impair memory, vision, speech, memory and emotional stability.

Eye, Ear and Jaw Injuries:

In a Tampa automobile accident, it is possible for broken glass or jagged metal to scratch the eye. Medical treatment may result in a positive prognosis, but vision loss is likely. Injuries to the ear, like a punctured eardrum, can cause a loss of hearing, while injuries to the jaw can result in lost teeth.

Neck Injuries:

Whiplash, when the neck stretches and quickly snaps back into position, is the most common type of injury suffered in an automobile accident.

Chest Injuries:

The impact experienced in an automobile collision can break/crush the sternum or ribs, particularly if a seat belt is not being used by the driver or passengers.

Leg Injuries:

Most knee or leg injuries caused by an automobile accident are caused by the body part smashing into part of the car.

Any severe automobile accident injury is likely to result in large medical bills and rehab fees. Victims often also suffer depression and PTSD over a life that is changed by lasting injury. If you suffered an injury due to the carelessness of another driver, the office of Frank Charles Miranda can help you pursue compensation for medical treatment, pain and suffering and lost wages.