The Most Common Car Accident Injuries

woman suffering from whiplash after an auto accidentOf the 3 million injuries that occur from car accidents every year in the United States, whiplash is suffered the most. Whiplash is the result of a person’s neck muscles extending beyond their typical range of motion, and it usually occurs when a person’s head suddenly moves backward and then forward with great force. More serious injuries that result from car accidents include damage to the brain and spinal cord. These include traumatic brain injuries, which occur when one’s head is struck by or hits an object.

The following are some more of the most common injuries sustained from vehicle accidents:

  • Bruising, swelling, or bleeding of the brain
  • Concussions
  • Skull fractures
  • Cervical fractures
  • Herniated discs
  • Fractured vertebrae
  • Neck or back strain
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Facial injuries including teeth and jaws
  • Psychological trauma

Even minor injuries can be expensive to treat, which is why it is always best to consider filing a personal injury claim. When you have been in an accident, seek the help of an experienced auto accident lawyer in Columbia, MD, at The Ingram Firm. To achieve a fair settlement, we will factor in the cost of any permanent disability, minor or major injury, and include lost wages and medical costs.