Top 3 Auto Accident Injuries

Even if you’ve only been involved in a minor fender bender or rear-end collision, the possibility that you have sustained injuries that are more major than your car accident is highly likely. Here are the top three injuries caused by auto accidents that you should be on the lookout for.injured-neck

1. Neck Injury

The neck is injured in a car accident by the rapid hyperextension and hyperflexion of the neck. This hyperextension is better known as whiplash, and severe cases of whiplash can cause permanent damage if not attended to right away. More severe injuries include:

  • Dislocated discs
  • Ruptured discs
  • Broken spine

3. Head Injury

Even if your head does not come into contact with anything during your auto accident, the force of the impact causes three hits within the skull: the brain hitting the front of the skull, the back of the skull, and the front of the skull again. It’s always a good idea to get an exam after a car accident to ensure that you do not have a concussion or even TBI.

Back Injury

Your back can suffer damage in an auto accident of any level of severity. Even with your seatbelt secured, the force of the impact can cause your back to be knocked out of alignment, discs to slip, or nerves to be pinched. If these injuries are not treated, they could cause a lifetime of discomfort and pain.