Getting into an accident is something which can be a shock to everyone involved. You’re driving along the road calmly without a worry in the world, and out of nowhere comes a big crash and you come to a grinding halt.
Sometimes the shock is so intense that we fail to notice if we have any injuries or whether we are experiencing pain. Unfortunately, as a result, a lot of people sustain post-accident injuries that they don’t even realize they have until weeks to months down the road.
In order to make sure that you take care of the problem before it persists, and receive the compensation that you deserve, make sure that you look out for the following injuries which frequently happen as a result of vehicle accidents.
When your vehicle is in motion and it’s suddenly brought to an abrupt stop, this causes your soft tissue to become damaged which will lead to soreness and spasms. If left untreated, it can cause serious damage to your spine, restraining your movement, which could eventually require surgery.
Make sure that you go to the doctor immediately and rule out that this has happened to you. Often you may not notice the symptoms right away, so it’s important to ask a professional.
Cuts and Abrasions
When you impact another car, this can often cause the car to smash and break in various places. As a result, often people leave the scene with scratches and abrasions which are mild to severe.
Often when people are in shock they don’t even realize how badly they’re bleeding or that they’re bleeding at all. It’s crucial that you make a full assessment of your body’s injuries before you leave the scene.
When you slam on the brakes or make impact, this causes your body to lurch in an abrupt movement and often slams the driver or passenger’s head against the side of the car or dashboard. In the case of motorcycle injuries, the driver flies off their vehicle and often sustains a head injury from slamming the pavement. This is why helmets are so crucial.
With a helmet, you can still sustain very serious head trauma, so it’s no surprise that without a helmet you wouldn’t have much chance of survival with the same impact.
Chest injuries are very common from vehicle injuries since seatbelts restrain the chest and push back on passengers often causing severe bruising.
Drivers are also susceptible to chest injuries as a result of slamming against the steering wheel in the event of the airbag failing to go off, or if it’s a vehicle which isn’t airbag protected.