Car crash injuries

Posted on behalf of Henness & Haight on Jan 05, 2015 in Car Accident News

Many people who have been in a car wreck in Nevada have suffered painful injuries. Dozens of types of injuries can be caused by a vehicle accident even if an accident happens at low speed. Following proper safety procedures is the best way to avoid being injured in a crash. Wounds to the face and head are some of the most common injuries caused by a car crash. These injuries usually occur when a passenger is thrown forward in their seat until their face or head collides with windows or instrument panels. Wearing a seat belt is a reliable way of reducing the chance of a head or face injury. Neck injuries, also known as whiplash or cervical sprains, occur in many vehicle accidents. These injuries are caused by violent force that causes a passenger's head to suddenly whip forward and then backward. This rapid, forceful motion can cause the sensitive muscles and ligaments in the neck to tear or extend beyond their normal range of motion. If a car collision is forceful enough to cause a passenger's body to pivot or collapse suddenly, a back injury may be the result. Back injuries are usually intensely painful and can prevent an injured person from returning to their job or from performing simple tasks. In many cases, the injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident may have been caused by the negligent actions of another party. Negligent drivers may be held responsible for those damages in civil court. Through a personal injury lawsuit, the victim of a car accident might be able to collect compensation for the cost of medical treatment and other damages suffered in the incident. Source: Cars Direct, "Most Common Preventable Injuries that Happen in a Car Crash", January 27, 2012