Kinds of Car Accident Injuries

Different Injuries Caused By Car Wrecks

If you’ve been injured in a car collision or motorcycle accident you likely will have some questions.  How common your sort of injury is, and whether it’s worth making a claim. Your damage may seem insignificant, or your injury or symptoms may have begun a short time after the wreck, and you might consider pain tolerable and will go away on its own.


A number of the sorts of injuries we regularly see in people who have been in collisions aren’t instantly apparent immediately after the crash. Fractures and injuries may take days to start to bothering you even though the collision caused the damage. Even with treatment, many injuries will get more acute and create other problems for you. You could find that something that starts as a twinge in your back becomes a pain that radiates down your arm or leg and affects your range of movement and capability to perform daily tasks. Or you could find that a constant headache you imagined was just stress is a sign of a brain injury produced by the force of the crash.


For your well-being and health, it’s essential to see a healthcare provider as promptly as you begin to experience signs after a wreck. But it’s also necessary to do that just in case, so your medical costs get paid. Some kinds of injuries don’t show up on x-rays. If you didn’t promptly seek medical treatment, insurance companies would reject your claim despite the fact your pain and suffering is genuine.


At McCollum Injury Law Firm, we help countless clients hurt in car accidents to obtain reimbursement.  Everything from medical bills to lost wages.  Pain and suffering, disfigurement, incapacity, and loss of your healthy life are all compensated. We regularly speak to clients just like you, who have been told by insurance corporations that their damages are all in their heads. Or the insurance adjuster tries to deny that your accident caused the injuries. We can help you record your injuries and connect them to your collision so that you can receive the payment Missouri law says you are entitled to get. Call our attorneys for a free in-person meeting today.


Common Car Wreck Injuries


There are some typical types of injuries we see in people who have been the victims of auto collisions.

  • Head and Brain Injuries — Commonly, there are concussions or (TBI) traumatic brain injuries, internal bleeding, skull fractures, or cuts that require surgery.
  • Neck and Back Injuries — This could include whiplash, herniated discs, spinal cord damage, sprains, or strains.
  • Burn Injuries — Burns can cover the spectrum from trivial to fatal. Critical burns may necessitate skin grafts and result in scarring.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries — The most common injury in car wrecks and slip and fall cases cause tears to muscles and tendons, or ligaments are stretched or ripped in a crash, the discomfort can be significant and lingering.
  • Spinal Injuries – When the spinal cord has been injured, the severity of the injury is hard to access.  It can result in loss of movement or loss of sensation in the lower extremities.
  • Broken Bones — Broken bones can be very painful, may necessitate surgery to fix, and can take a long time to recover.

Types of Car Wrecks

The kinds of damages you sustained in the collision will depend upon a variety of factors, including speed, the angle of the wreck, the mass of the cars. Various sorts of crashes tend to cause certain classes of injuries.

  • Head-On Collisions — Head-on crashes can be deadly or result in severe injuries. Frequent injuries observed in head-on accidents include head and brain injuries, back and spinal cord injuries, whiplash, soft tissue injuries, broken bones, lost arms or legs, and severe cuts.
  • Rear-End Accidents — Whiplash is the most prevalent type of trauma endured in rear-end accidents, although other sorts of neck and back injuries are also common. Different injury types are often seen in rear-end accidents include head wounds and soft-tissue injuries.
  • Side Impact Collisions — You’re more prone to be injured in a side-impact crash if you’re on the impact side of the vehicle. Frequent injuries side-impact accidents include head and brain injuries, neck injuries, back injuries, chest injuries, abdominal injuries, pelvic injuries, limb injuries, and soft tissue injuries.
  • Fatal Crashes — In severe crashes, head injuries, burns, and crushing injuries are the most likely to result in deaths.
  • SUV Rollover Crashes — SUVs possess a higher center of gravity than various other types of cars and are likely to roll over in a crash or sometimes take a corner too fast. Broken bones, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, and soft tissue injuries are typical in this type of accident.
  • Commercial Vehicle and Truck Accidents — When a commercial transport such as a semi-truck hits a much lighter personal vehicle, the results can be catastrophic because of the commercial vehicle’s size and weight. Injuries may involve head injuries, broken bones, crushing injuries, spinal cord injuries, burns, or even exposure to hazardous substances depending on the commercial vehicle’s cargo.

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