Car accidents can cause a variety of conditions and require accident and injury care.
The two types of car accident injuries are impact injuries and penetrating injuries.
Impact injuries occur when a person’s body hits some part of the interior of the car. Penetrating injuries can include cuts and scrapes caused by shattered glass or loose objects flying inside the car.
A soft tissue injury is characterized by damage to the body’s connective tissue (muscles, ligaments, and tendons). Common soft tissue injuries caused by car accidents include:
Symptoms of a soft tissue injury may include:
Symptoms of a whiplash injury may include:
Car accidents may also cause traumatic brain injuries, including concussions, contusions, Coup-Contrecoup, diffuse axonal, and penetration.
A brain injury can cause the following symptoms:
Patients should seek medical attention regardless of whether they experience symptoms. Many car accident injuries are difficult to detect without a medical examination.