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What are common injuries that happen during car crashes?

There are many kinds of motor vehicle accident injuries, but there are some that are more common than others. For example, almost anyone who has been in a crash knows the pain of whiplash and the bruising that can result from the seat belt holding you tightly in place.

These injuries can be minor or require treatment. Depending on the severity of an injury, it might be necessary to perform surgery or to keep a patient in the hospital to monitor him or her for an extended period of time.

What are some of the most common injuries?

Whiplash is extremely common, because it happens due to the sudden force of the other vehicle coming into contact with yours. Your head is suddenly thrown forward or to the side, which strains the muscles, ligaments and tendons. Fortunately, most these injuries do resolve over time once the body has a chance to heal.

Another common injury includes broken bones. The impact of a vehicle can force people to move in ways they're not used to. When bracing themselves, they may end up taking much of the force and passing it through their arms or legs. Heavy forces break bones easily, which could mean that a victim hit from the side ends up with broken ribs or that one hit head on now has broken legs or arms.

Head injuries are also common. When in a crash, the force could cause you to hit your head. That single strike could lead to a concussion or bleeding on the brain.

No matter what kinds of injuries you've suffered, you deserve to be treated well. With your attorney's help, you can focus on your recovery without having to worry about when you'll receive compensation.

Source: My Physicians Now, "5 Most Common Types of Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries," accessed Sep. 08, 2017

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