Car accidents on private property can lead to serious injuries or sometimes death. These vehicles do not need to travel 100 miles an hour to injure someone, take their life, or even destroy property.
Some common injuries caused by car accidents include:
This refers to the body's back-and-forth movement due to impact. To put things into perspective, the term “whiplash” derives from the rapid back-and-forth movement of a whip. This injury usually takes time to show its symptoms. If left untreated, whiplash can cause severe headaches, constant neck pain, and depression.
Want to learn more about whiplash? Here's a detailed guide on what to expect if you win a whiplash case.
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that causes loss of consciousness. Such an injury can lead to temporary or permanent memory loss, headaches, fatigue, and dizziness, among other symptoms. If left untreated, this injury can lead to death.
Did you know that you can also suffer from post-concussion syndrome if involved in such an accident? Read more about it here.
Dislocation refers to the separation of two bones at the joint, mostly the limbs. Dislocation can lead to constant pain, limited movement, and torn tissues, tendons, and muscles.
A fracture occurs when a bone breaks. When the broken bone tears through the skin, this injury is often referred to as an open or compound fracture. Such an individual might need surgery to fix the fractured bone.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissue injuries occur due to trauma to the tendons or muscles. Some examples of soft tissue injuries include contusions, sprains, and strains.