Injuries from Car Accidents can Range from Minor to Severe
The injuries sustained in an automobile accident depend on several factors- not limited to the direction of travel, speed of travel, and collisions. Typically, if a vehicle is hit from behind the chances of severe damage or injury is less likely, however, a client of mine was recently hit so hard from behind her car was written off as a total loss, she suffered a closed head injury from her head hitting the steering wheel (while restrained), and cervical and thoracic strain from the impact. Car accidents involving a head-on collision at a high speed are often fatal. Car accidents involving side impact often result in moderate impact and destruction of the vehicle. The severity of the injuries depends on use of seat belts and injuries to vital organs. Potential injuries that may be life-threatening include trauma to what first-responders refer to as the “kill-zone,” of the head, neck, chest, and abdomen.
Injuries can range from mild to severe. Below is a description of common automobile accident injuries.