7 injuries caused by car accidents

On Behalf of | Mar 18, 2023 | Car Accidents |

You can’t drive very much without realizing that car accidents are extremely dangerous. A wreck with another driver can upend your entire life very quickly.

Many people suffer complex or multiple injuries after being involved in a car accident. Here are just a few you need to be concerned about:


There are two injuries people often suffer from after their head suffers a blow in a car accident; one of them is whiplash. Whiplash strains the neck and shoulder muscles and can cause pain and discomfort.


The other kind of injury people may experience when their head is hit is a concussion. A concussion occurs when the brain shakes around the skull and can leave a victim disoriented and fatigued and with memory loss. Many people may also lose consciousness after suffering a concussion.

Internal bleeding

Some car accidents may cause internal injuries such as internal bleeding. Internal bleeding could be caused by an organ rupture or when a head suffers a concussion.

Skull fraction

A blow to the head can also be considered traumatic. A traumatic head injury could lead to a skull fracture. Bone fragments can then enter the skull and injure the brain.


The spine helps send signals between the brain and limbs. When these signals are disrupted after the spine is injured, then the brain may be unable to send signals to various nerves in the body. As a result, a person may lose feeling in their limbs, which may be considered paralysis. 

Herniated disc

Each vertebra in the spine is cushioned by liquid sacks. These sacks help absorb shock and reduce friction. If the spine is injured, then these sacks may burst and cause immense discomfort for the victim, which is called a herniated disc.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Some people may suffer a mental condition after a car crash called post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD can leave a victim suffering from flashbacks and stress when they have to drive or even get into a car as a passenger.

If you’ve suffered an injury after a car accident, then you may need to be aware of your legal rights to seek compensation for your injuries and losses. Experienced legal guidance can help you get what you’re due.