After a car or truck accident, people often experience stiffness, bruising and other injuries. However, car accidents can also lead to serious or even life-threatening injuries. What serious injuries might people experience after a crash?
During a crash, a person’s head may suddenly change position, they may collide with the dashboard or objects may hit them. This force can damage the tissue of their brain in the process. People with these traumatic brain injuries may experience headaches, nausea, seizures, loss of balance or coordination, emotional changes, difficulties with memory and even changes to a person’s senses. In some cases, these injuries may require surgical intervention.
Injuries to the neck and spine
Motor vehicle accidents are the most common cause of spinal injuries, and these injuries to the neck or spine can lead to serious and long-term symptoms. Pain, numbness, loss of coordination or even paralysis can occur. Depending on the nature of the injury, medical care could be extremely costly, with some severe injuries impacting the spinal cord itself leading to millions of dollars in medical expenses over the lifetime of the injured person.
In a high-impact car accident, the force of that impact could damage many different organs within the body. Not only can this damage cause pain, it may cause internal bleeding and a variety of other difficulties depending on the organs involved. For example, a lung injury can also make it difficult for injured people to breathe.
Because of the severity of the injuries that can result from a car accident, people should seek medical attention after a crash. Medical guidance can help them identify serious injuries and seek treatment so that they can begin their recovery.