What Happens to Your Body After a Car Accident?
Today, modern cars are expected to be manufactured in a way that some sort of protection is extended to the body to prevent grave injuries or death during a motor vehicle collision.
However, these safety features, such as airbags, seatbelts, traction control, emergency braking system, and so on, cannot guarantee that you will not sustain any injury from a car accident.
Know that when a vehicle collides with another vehicle or any object, whether the latter is moving or stationary, the energy from your vehicle is inevitably transferred to your body.
The energy transfer can manifest itself through injuries to the occupants and damage to the vehicle. So, what happens to your body after the impact?
During a car accident, your body can be violently shaken, some body parts can strike your vehicle’s interior, or worse, you can be ejected from the car, causing bodily injuries that can be fatal.
Depending on the intensity of the impact, the speed and type of the vehicles involved, or the present safety features and even the time of the accident, you may experience soft-tissue injuries, traumatic brain injury (TBI), internal organ damage, bone fractures, abrasions, herniated disc, and other bodily injuries.
Immediately after the car collision, the best thing to do is getting the proper medical examination to start your treatment and prevent further damage to your body.
Note that some injuries may not present themselves until after a few days. And so, you should make sure that you get proper medical care if you suffer pain, or discomfort since it could be a sign of a serious injury.
If you or your loved one was recently involved in a car accident, you would certainly want to ensure the right care for the injuries. However, it can be costly to treat them properly.
But with the help of a reliable personal injury attorney to make an accident claim for you, you can obtain the maximum compensation that you deserve from the party responsible for your injuries.
Especially in high-speed car accidents, your body may suffer the following injuries depending on the type of collision you were victim of, as not every accident is the same, the injuries also differ:
Probably the riskiest of all, head-to-head collision or frontal crash multiplies the force of the impact. If you are not wearing your seatbelt, you may be ejected from the car and may even wrongfully die on the scene. The injuries you may suffer after this collision are:
- TBI or head injuries
- Neck injuries
- Facial injuries
- Collar bone fracture
- Internal injuries
- Broken ribs
- Collapsed lung
- Cuts and bruises
- Wrongful death
Also referred to as side-impact or broadside collisions, t-bone collisions can also cause grave injuries because most modern cars still have no safety features for this type of impact. Often, you only have the door and your seatbelt protecting you.
- Rib fractures
- Pelvic fractures
- Lung and internal organ damage
- Thorax injuries
- TBI or head injuries
- Spinal Injuries
Your head and body are thrown forward and back in a rear-end collision, which can violently jolt you multiple times. Depending on the speed of the vehicle at fault, you may suffer some or all the following injuries:
- Mild-TBI or concussion
- Head injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Herniated discs
- Spinal fractures
- Broken bones
What happens after an injury?
In California, if you are a driver or a passenger of a vehicle that was involved in a car collision, allow our team of outstanding personal injury lawyers to assist you in making an accident claim against the insurer of the party at fault.
We have the compassion, skill, and experience in making successful claims from these insurance companies. While you take your time to heal and recover, we are here to handle your case with competence and professionalism.
Call Farahi Law Firm, APC now! We work on a No Win-No Fee basis, so you don’t have to pay a single cent until we get the justice that you deserve. Contact us today at (844) 824-2955 for a free consultation.