The type and severity of car crash injuries can vary, depending on the conditions of the accident. Here are some of the most common car accident injuries:
- Head injuries: Concussions or contusions are frequent, and can sometimes result in loss of consciousness, seizures, or memory issues. Car accident victims may also sustain brain injuries.
- Facial injuries: The severity of these types of injuries can range from scratches, scrapes and abrasions to broken bones, such as jaw or dental fractures
- Back and neck injuries: Another common injury in car accidents, these are typically caused by the impact of a crash and the torque that results. Whiplash is the most frequent neck injury, with symptoms that may not surface for several days. Back injuries can include strains, sprains, fractures, and disc or spinal injuries.
- Internal injuries: Most common in severe car accidents, some victims may suffer damage to their internal organs during a crash.
- Emotional injuries: In some cases a car accident victim can suffer serious psychological damage, such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)