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Common major injuries from motor vehicle accidents

On Behalf of | May 8, 2024 | Car Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Car accidents can lead to serious injuries that drastically impact victims’ lives. While some are lucky to walk away unscathed, others sustain long-term, if not permanent damage. It’s important to know what you’re at risk for should you find yourself in an accident.

Traumatic brain injuries

Since 2015, Florida roads have averaged 3,000 annual fatalities, with an even greater number of serious injuries.

Traumatic brain injuries are among the most common. They occur when sudden trauma damages the brain. Symptoms range from mild, such as headaches, to severe, including cognitive impairment.

The impact of a TBI on an individual’s life can be profound, affecting multiple aspects of their physical and mental health.

Spinal cord injuries and paralysis

The spinal cord sends messages from the brain to the rest of the body. Cord damage can cause temporary or permanent paralysis, significantly altering victims’ lives and restricting their independence.

Spinal cord injuries may require long-term treatment and rehabilitation. Common treatment options include physical therapy, surgery, and assistive devices.

Internal injuries

Sometimes the worst injuries go unseen. Internal damage is particularly dangerous because it isn’t immediately apparent following an accident. These injuries require urgent medical attention to prevent complications.

Internal bleeding is one of the most serious internal injuries, caused by damaged blood vessels and blood leaking into body cavities. If the blood loss is significant enough, it can lead to shock or organ failure.

Punctured lungs are another common injury to look out for. Symptoms include sharp chest pain and difficulty breathing. Emergency treatment is crucial to re-inflate the lung.

Some injuries may not show for days, or even weeks, after a motor vehicle accident. By learning to recognize major injuries, you can seek more timely treatment. This is key to a successful recovery.