MOST COMMON CAR ACCIDENT INJURIES AND SYMPTOMS
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported:
There were about 6.452 million police-reported traffic crashes in a single recent year.
There were 37,133 people killed and about 2,746,000 people injured in collisions.
Five people were injured every minute and one person was killed every 14 minutes in motor vehicle crashes.
MOST COMMON CAR ACCIDENT INJURIES
Internal Organ Damage
Sprains and Muscle Strains
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries
Soft Tissue Injuries
SYMPTOMS TO BE AWARE OF AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT
Blurred or Double Vision
Sensitivity to Light or Noise
Stiff or Sore Muscles
Neck and Shoulder Pain
Eating and Sleeping Changes
Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears)
WHEN SHOULD YOU GET MEDICAL HELP AFTER BEING INJURED IN A CAR ACCIDENT?
- Always seek medical attention as soon as possible after a car accident. Accept emergency treatment if necessary. A crash is no time to act tough.
- Go to a hospital even if you do not think you were hurt at first. Some potentially life-threatening injuries may not show immediate symptoms. The chaos and adrenaline after a crash can also mask symptoms.
- Receiving medical attention could improve your prognosis and will create a medical record immediately after a crash.
- Waiting days or weeks to see a doctor could lead to an insurance company possibly claiming that your injuries are not compensable because you did not treat them properly.