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What are the Most Common Injuries in a Car Accident?

When you experience a car accident, it can lead to some of the most catastrophic injuries. It’s easy to see how a crash impact can cause you to sustain harm, but what’s not so simple is determining the compensation you may recover if someone else is responsible for your damages.

If you need to pursue compensation, the more severe your injuries are, the more you may recover. Below, we will detail some of the most common injuries you may sustain in a car accident and how they occur. We’re here to help if someone else’s actions cause you to suffer any of these injuries.

Brain Injuries

Brain injuries are some of the most common—and most devastating—injuries you can sustain. In a car accident, the impact from the collision is enough to cause you to hit your head on any part of the vehicle. In even the smallest crashes, your brain rattling around within your skull is enough to cause a concussion.

Neck Injuries (Whiplash)

Most common in rear-end crashes, neck injuries are the result of whiplash. This injury occurs when the force of an accident causes your head to jolt backward and forward. The sudden impact can significantly damage your neck, or you may experience just aches and pains.

Spine Injuries

In the worst-case scenario, a car accident can result in a spine injury that causes paralysis. Even a spine injury that allows you to maintain functionality can lead to bowel and bladder control problems, ongoing pain, and more. These types of injuries can result from any type of car accident.

Broken Bones

Broken bones can occur in any type of crash in any impact. Many people tense up in a crash, and the force of the collision makes it easier for bones to break. If you can, relax your body when you anticipate a crash, as it could help limit the pain you endure.

If you suffer an injury because of negligence, our Austin car accident attorneys are here to help you. When you rely on Briggle & Polan, PLLC, you get experienced legal representation with your best interests in mind, and we go the extra mile on your behalf.

Call our firm today at (512) 400-3278 for a free consultation.