The Most Common Auto Accident Injuries

By Mark T. Flickinger, JD on June 28, 2019

The Most Common Auto Accident Injuries

Auto accidents are very common, and thankfully most of them are mild. It’s possible to be involved in a simple car accident and to walk away with absolutely no injuries. Unfortunately, auto accidents can also be incredibly dangerous and harmful. Getting in a car accident is bad enough on its own, but what happens when you start to feel tightness, burning, or pain in the aftermath of the accident? 

Auto accident injuries can be varied and deceptive. You may walk away with an obvious, but minor cut from broken glass. Or you may feel completely fine and later realize a serious, though hidden muscle injury a month after the accident. Either way, it’s critical that you get the help you need to navigate the aftermath of an auto accident and accident injury. Our Provo Injury Lawyers at Flickinger, Sutterfield, and Boulton help people like you get the insurance and legal help you need when you’ve experienced an auto accident, especially if you sustain one of these common auto accident injuries:

The Most Common Auto Accident Injuries

  • Head/Brain Injuries: Along with being incredibly common, head and brain injuries are also the most serious for anyone involved in a car accident. Smashing your head into the steering column, dashboard, window, or another passenger will commonly produce a concussion, fracture, cuts, or traumatic brain injury. 

  • Neck and Back Injuries: car collisions of any kind will cause a jarring motion at the point of contact. This can create serious injury for your spinal column, from neck to tailbone. Strain, sprain, disc injury, and general whiplash are very common and can be very serious. These injuries often aren’t noticed until much later, so it’s important to get a medical check after an auto accident no matter what. 

  • Burns: Terrible auto accidents almost always feature burn injuries. Explosions or engine damage can result in fire, often amplified by gasoline spilled in the crash. Even minor accidents can cause burns from airbags or “road rash.” Burns are painful and take time to heal, and serious burns may also take a long, strenuous process of skin grafting to fully repair the damage. Still, you will likely be left with scarring from any burns sustained in an auto accident. 

  • Muscle Injuries: Along with neck and back injuries, the muscles in your body can be seriously hurt in an auto accident. You may find you have pain, swelling, and limited range of motion after an auto accident. An initial medical exam is crucial, and then likely therapeutic rehabilitation with a physical therapist to heal and restore your muscle health and strength. 

We hope that you never find yourself standing in the aftermath of an auto accident, but if you do we hope you will quickly call our accident attorneys at Flickinger, Sutterfield, and Boulton to help pursue and organize your case. We can help you with paperwork, medical bills, insurance claims, accident investigation, and more. Don’t try to manage the car accident, paperwork, injury, and healing all on your own. Let our experts help you so you can get back to what matters. 

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