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Common Car Accident Injuries

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Car accidents occur multiple time every day in Colorado Springs, CO, and they vary widely in terms of seriousness. When a motor vehicle collision happens, vehicle occupants and pedestrians may sustain only minor injuries from which they recover in a short period of time, or they may suffer life-threatening and debilitating injuries that require extensive medical care. Common car accident injuries in Colorado Springs often include whiplash in rear-end accidents, as well as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), broken bones, and other injuries. Since injuries in car crashes can vary so widely, it is extremely important to be assessed by a medical professional. 

To be clear, the most common types of car accident injuries in Colorado vary greatly in severity, but accident victims may be eligible to seek compensation no matter how minor or serious their injuries might be. 

Some of the Most Common Types of Car Accident Injuries

An article in WebMD explains that neck strain, especially whiplash, is a common type of car accident injury. The following is a full list of some of the most frequent kinds of auto crash injuries:

  • Whiplash;
  • Neck injury;
  • Back injury;
  • Spinal cord injury (SCI);
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI), including concussions;
  • Facial lacerations;
  • Broken bones, or fractures;
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Determining the Severity of Auto Collision Injuries

In general, pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists tend to suffer more severe injuries than occupants in motor vehicles since they do not have the protections of a vehicle. To be sure, motorcyclists, as well as bicyclists and pedestrians, often take the full force of a collision involving a motor vehicle on their bodies since there is no automobile frame to lessen the impact of the collision. However, it is important to remember that motor vehicle occupants can also sustain severe and life-threatening injuries in a wreck.

It is important to seek immediate medical care if you have been injured in an accident.  Only a qualified medical professional can determine the full extent of your injuries. 

Contact a Colorado Springs Car Accident Lawyer

Car accidents can result in many different types of injuries. If you were injured in an auto collision, a Colorado Springs car accident lawyer can assist you. Contact McCormick & Murphy, P.C. for more information.

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