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What are the most common car accident injuries?

On Behalf of | Jul 1, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Many drivers love being able to call Illinois home. Unfortunately, like any other state, many car accidents happen in Illinois each year. Making matters worse, most major car accidents will cause many involved to experience certain types of injuries. Considering that, here’s more information about the most common injuries that take place after car accidents.

Soft tissue damage

The human body contains a lot of soft tissue like your tendons and muscles. Unfortunately, having so much of this type of tissue often leads to it sustaining damage when motor vehicle collisions occur. The most common types of soft tissue damage include pain throughout the back and whiplash, which typically occurs when the neck whips forward in an accident.

Cuts and scrapes

During a car accident, it’s common for various parts of vehicle to get twisted and mangled. Sharp, broken parts of your vehicle mixed with busted glass can cause lots of scrapes and scratches. With that in mind, some cuts are more serious than others. If a cut is deep or large enough, a medical professional might need to treat it immediately.

Broken bones

If a car accident is severe enough, it can cause people to suffer from much more than cuts or soft tissue damage. Considering the speed most cars travel right before an accident, these events often cause drivers and passengers to break bones. In some cases, motor vehicle accidents can cause extremely serious injuries.

In closing, many potential injuries can happen to someone involved in a car accident. With that said, some post-accident injuries are more severe than others. Regardless of how you feel at the time of the incident, it’s always a good idea to receive medical attention.