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5 common injuries after a car accident

On Behalf of | May 3, 2023 | Car Accidents |

Car accidents are an unfortunate but common problem on Louisiana’s roadways, with many collisions resulting in injury.

Here are five common injuries people suffer in Louisiana motor vehicle accidents.

1. Whiplash

Whiplash is a neck injury caused by a sudden jolt, such as the back-and-forth movement caused by being rear-ended. Neck pain, diminished range of neck motion, dizziness, fatigue and headache are all potential symptoms of whiplash.

2. Spinal damage

The impact of a car crash can cause spinal damage, such as disc problems, broken vertebrae and pinched nerves. Spinal stenosis of the lower back is also a common injury, but its symptoms may not appear immediately. Symptoms of spinal stenosis may include pain, tingling, weakness and numbness of the back or extremities.

3. Concussion

Concussions are a form of traumatic brain injury that may result from an impact or sudden movement in a collision. Headache is the most common sign of a concussion. Others include dizziness, tiredness, confusion, nausea, mood changes, sleep disturbances and trouble concentrating.

4. Bruising

Few car accident victims walk away without bruises. Airbags, seat belts and impacts can cause soft tissue damage, leaving painful and unsightly bruising on the body.

5. Broken bones

While any bone can break in a car accident, some are more prone to fracture than others. Car accident sufferers often face arm, wrist, leg, rib, hip and clavicle fractures and lengthy rehabilitation periods following a collision.

A car accident can change lives forever. A personal injury claim may allow those injured the resources they need to recover.

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