Being involved in an auto accident in Tennessee is stressful enough; add an injury to that, and it can be a downright nightmare. Obtaining injuries in a car accident is not such an uncommon thing. In fact, according to the CDC, 2 out of 3 drivers will be involved in some type of auto accident during their lifetime. Because the force of two vehicles or a vehicle impacting an object is so great, it can lead to the human body moving around in an unnatural way. Thus the following includes a list of some of the most common car crash injuries.
Contrary to popular belief, the speed at which your car impacts doesn’t have to be great to cause someone to experience whiplash. So, what exactly is whiplash? This type of head injury occurs when a car suddenly stops or is pushed forward. The driver’s head is not ready for this impact and thus violently whips backward and forwards, causing damage.
After motor vehicle accidents, most people will look around themselves to determine if they are injured or not. If no visible bruising or blood is found, they may believe they didn’t sustain injury and thus refuse medical attention. Of course, there are other types of injuries that you may have sustained. These include internal injuries such as hernias. This is where abdominal tissue or organs penetrate the rib cage and later may look like small bumps on your stomach.
After an accident, most people will be in a stage of disbelief, often accompanied by adrenaline. This natural chemical in the body spikes during intense situations, causing most drivers to feel little to no pain after sustaining an injury. This especially true for a driver’s back. Back and neck injuries are very common during accidents as your back reacts in a similar manner to that of a whiplash, where it is suddenly forced forward and backward. This can cause everything from a broken back to a herniated disc.
Have you been involved in a car accident and are now injured? The best route for anyone to take is to seek an attorney’s services as soon as possible. Doing so may provide the help you need to receive the compensation needed to take care of your medical bills and family while you are out of work.