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Most common serious injuries that occur during car accidents

On Behalf of | Aug 22, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

A car accident can cause significant injuries to the persons involved. By nature, automobiles consist of heavy steel that is no match for the human body in a collision.

Here are some of the most common types of severe injuries occurring in collisions.

Traumatic brain injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when someone takes a blow to the head, either by getting struck by something or their head hitting something. TBIs are common during car accidents due to the force on a person’s body, including the head and neck, during a collision. TBIs can cause irreversible damage to a person’s ability to function, leading to death or long-term disability.

Spinal cord damage

Car accidents often cause a significant jolt to the body, resulting in spinal cord damage. A spinal cord injury can result in full or partial paralysis.

Internal injuries

During a motor vehicle accident, the persons involved may get crushed or hit by flying objects due to coming loose in the collision. This can cause internal injuries to someone’s body. The force to the body in a crash can also result in significant damage to the internal organs. Internal injuries can lead to substantial blood loss, death or debilitation.


When a car crashes, there is often a release of explosive fuels that can spark a blaze. If a person gets trapped in the fire, they can suffer significant burn damage. Severe burns can lead to death or marked disfigurement.

Automobile accidents are a leading cause of severe injury, and people should drive safely to avoid collisions.