Common Injuries from Auto Accidents
Although a seatbelt and airbag in your car help reduce the risk of death and severe injuries, you still face discomfort and pain when an accident occurs. Even slow-moving vehicles can cause injuries like whiplash or general back pain because your body suddenly stops and the momentum causes you to snap forward and then back into your seat.
Common Injuries Associated with a Car Accident Include:
- Scrapes, bruises and cuts on your skin
- Pulled muscles in the legs, arm or back
- Back pain and injuries to your back
- Broken bones, particularly broken legs in a serious accident
While certain injuries are obvious immediately after the accident, you do not always notice back pain or whiplash for a few hours. In some cases, the symptoms do not develop for 24 hours after the accident. Even if the injuries seem mild and the pain in your back or neck does not seem serious, you want to seek treatment for the injury to encourage healing and recovery.