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5 common injuries sustained in a car accident

If you're involved in a car accident, the first thing you should think about is your health and well-being. Although the condition of your vehicle is important to you, don't let this overshadow the fact that you need to receive immediate medical attention.

Since no two accidents and no two people are the same, there's no way of knowing what type of injuries you may suffer in a crash. Fortunately, with the right medical team on your side, you don't have to worry about overlooking something causing you pain or discomfort.

Here are five of the most common types of injuries in a car accident:

  • Head injury: From a concussion to a traumatic brain injury, such as bleeding on the brain, any type of head injury is one that requires immediate treatment. Neglecting to treat a head injury can lead to additional medical concerns and even death.
  • Back and neck injuries: Due to the force associated with car accidents, back and neck injuries are common. For example, whiplash is a concern if your vehicle is struck with force from the rear.
  • Chest injuries: This typically occurs if your chest slams into the steering wheel or the airbag deploys. Either way, a chest injury is serious as it can result in broken ribs, collapsed lungs and even cardiac arrest.
  • Broken bones: Every bone is at risk of injury in a car accident. Your legs, arms, hands and feet may be at the highest risk, but other bones could also break.
  • Soft tissue injuries: This includes injuries such as muscle tears and ligament damage. A common example is a torn ACL or MCL.

Along with the above, emotional distress often comes into play after a car accident. Even if you think you'll be okay, you may find it difficult to ever get behind the wheel again. You may even struggle to drive in a car with someone else.

If you're involved in a car accident, follow these five basic steps:

  • Move your vehicle to a safe place, preferably away from moving traffic
  • Call 911
  • Receive medical attention at the scene
  • Ask for transportation to a local hospital for additional treatment
  • Contact your insurance company to file a claim

When you do all these things, you'll feel better about your ability to protect your legal rights by holding the negligent driver responsible for causing the crash.

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