Injuries That Often Occur in Four Common Collision Types
While each crash is unique, certain types of crashes often result in certain types of injuries. Below, learn more about some of the more common injuries in four of the most common types of car crashes.
If you have suffered any of these injuries, and you think your was caused by another’s negligence, contact the licensed personal injury lawyers in Bloomington at TSR Injury Law.
Rear-End Crash Injuries
Rear-end in which one vehicle plows into the back of another driver are usually caused by the vehicle in the rear following too closely or the driver being distracted. Common injuries associated i this type of include:
- Concussion - Concussions can occur when a person’s head jolts backward and forward violently, or if he or she hits his or her head on the headrest, dashboard, windshield or another hard surface such as a side door panel. Concussions are not always readily apparent, so it is important that victims of car monitor for symptoms, such as confusion, nausea, headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, loss of consciousness or loss of balance.
- Herniated disc - If the tissue surrounding a spinal disc ruptures or tears, a herniation may occur. These injuries may cause severe neck or back pain with associated tingling, and numbness into the arm or leg. Paralysis may occur in severe cases.
- Soft-tissue injuries - Rear-end commonly cause soft tissue injuries due to the violent jolting that occurs during these crashes. Soft-tissue injuries include whiplash, sprains, strains and damaged nerves. Symptoms to watch out for include pain between shoulder blades, neck and back pain.
Head-On Collision Injuries
When two vehicles collide in a head-on crash, the resulting injuries are often very serious. One of the most common injuries stemming from this type of collision is a traumatic brain injury. This injury disrupts the brain’s normal function and may lead to lifelong consequences. The most serious traumatic brain injuries are fatal or result in physical or cognitive impairments.
Another serious medical condition that can arise after a head-on collision is paralysis, which can result from a brain or spinal cord injury. Victims may suffer from total or partial loss sensation to the affected area.
Fractures, amputations and internal organ damage could also result from a head-on collision. No matter the injury, an experienced lawyer can investigate whether the at-fault driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs or was distracted at the time of the collision to establish liability.
Side-Impact Crash Injuries
When a vehicle hits the side of your vehicle, you and passengers in your vehicle may be jolted violently from side to side. Vehicle occupants may suffer serious injuries, such as:
- Internal bleeding
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back injuries
- Soft-tissue injuries
Rollover Crash Injuries
Rollover crashes are not as common as the other three crash types above. Of the 9.1 million vehicle crashes that occurred in 2010, only 2.1 percent were rollovers. However, approximately 35 percent of traffic fatalities in 2010 occurred in rollover crashes.
Some injuries that may happen in rollover crashes include:
- Head and brain injuries - Skull fractures, brain injuries and other head injuries are common in this type of when the vehicle spins out of control and flips over. These injuries often have a long-lasting effect on a person’s life.
- Spinal cord injuries - The force involved in a rollover crash is enough to result in serious spinal cord injuries, including paralysis.
- Neck injuries - Rollover crashes can cause whiplash, nerve damage and other serious neck injuries.
Contact TSR Injury Law for Help
If you were injured in any of the types of crashes described above or suffered any of the injuries we discussed, contact TSR Injury Law for help. We offer a free consultation to discuss your claim, so there is no risk in contacting us.
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