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What are the most common serious injuries following a motor vehicle accident?

On Behalf of | Jun 6, 2024 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Motor vehicle accidents may result from innocent, momentary distractions, such as answering a phone call when driving, sending a short text message, taking a bite of your food, or changing the radio station, but these can have devastating consequences. Distracted driving can lead to an accident, and in turn, may cause severe injuries that can impact your life in many ways.

Here are some of the most common serious injuries that may result from a motor vehicle accident:

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)

Traumatic brain injuries are among the deadliest injuries that can come from a motor vehicle accident. The collision may cause the brain to suffer interior damage, leading to fatal hemorrhaging. TBI may also cause permanent paralysis, cognitive disability and major mental and emotional health issues.

Nerve damage

When your nervous system suffers from severe damage, your entire body may feel the effects. A severed nerve or pressure from a swollen body part can cause numbness or permanent paralysis. Nerve damage can also leave you with unbearable, long-term pain.

Broken bones

While a broken bone might not sound too serious, especially since it can get set by your doctor in a cast, it can be very painful and can lead to lifetime complications. The damaged bone may become brittle and less strong and may make you experience discomfort.

Spine injuries

A motor vehicle accident may knock your spine out of its delicate alignment and may affect your range of motion and overall quality of life. You may also suffer from joint problems if you do not get immediate medical intervention.

These are just a few examples of the serious injuries that can result from a car crash.  Knowing the dangers that are present on the road can help encourage drivers to take proper precautions and reduce the risk of a serious accident.