Common Car Accident Injuries: How to Treat and Prevent Them
Accidents happen. Whether you’re at fault or you’re the victim of someone else’s negligence, a car accident can be a traumatic event — especially if you’re injured as a result. An alarming 1.25 million Americans lose their lives every year due to an automobile accident. And another 20-50 million are injured. Even if you’ve never been in a car accident, you’re sadly not safe from danger. Car accidents are more common than almost any other type of accident that leads to serious (and sometimes life-threatening) injury. Whiplash This is the most common injury associated with car accidents, for two reasons. The term whiplash actually refers to any type of muscle, ligament, or tendon injury that occurs in the neck. Treatment options vary. Broken Ribs As beneficial as seat belts are in terms of keeping you safe in the event of a car accident, they can sometimes do more harm than good. Head Injuries Another common, and very scary, injury associated with car accidents is a head injury.