Auto Accident Injury

Auto Accident Injury

by ih-awi admin

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than three million people are injured each year in vehicle accidents across the country. The different injuries resulting from a car accident can be as varied as the individual circumstances of each collision, but there are some types of injuries that are more common than others.

Some car accident injuries may resolve within a matter of days without any medical treatment at all. More serious injuries might become permanent and result in some level of physical disability.

The type and severity of injuries suffered by drivers and passengers involved in a car accident depend on factors that include:

Was the person wearing a seat belt?
Did the person’s car get hit from the rear, side or front?
Was the occupant facing straight ahead in the seat? Or was the person’s head or body turned in a certain direction?
Was it a low-speed collision or a high-speed crash?
Did the car have airbags?

There are two broad categories of injuries caused by car accidents: 
1) Impact injuries: Impact injuries are typically caused when part of the person’s body hits some part of the interior of the car. Often this can be a knee hitting a dashboard or the head hitting the seat rest or the side window.

2) Penetrating injuries: Penetrating injuries are typically cuts and scrapes. Shattering glass or loose objects flying inside the car on impact often cause these types of injuries.

If you aren't prepared, the process of dealing with a car accident is often frustrating. We're always happy to assist in any way we can. We know just how complicated car accidents injuries can be and we hope our information can help you.