Common Injuries in Car Accidents

Common Injuries in Car Accidents

Despite all of the changes that followed the invention of the automobile, and the many improvements continually being made by manufacturers, one issue has yet to be solved: car accidents.

Car accidents are incredibly damaging, both mentally and physically. If you or someone you love have suffered from a car accident, know that Pazner Law is available to help you understand your options.

Back Injuries

You may have heard of whiplash in the context of car accidents. Whiplash is caused by a sudden, sharp movement of the head that can damage the neck or spine. Being in a collision is also likely to cause whiplash due to the abrupt impact.

Symptoms of neck and back injuries include:

  • Sharp pain
  • Stiffness
  • Tenderness
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Muscle spasms

Note that these symptoms may be worse if your spinal cord is damaged or severed. You may lose mobility or control from the point of the injury to the rest of the body below. That can lead to long-term or even permanent effects. 

If you are experiencing even some of these symptoms, it is wise to seek medical attention. Neck and spine injuries can cause severe, long-term damage if left untreated.


Concussions are a form of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that can vary from mild to severe. Regardless of severity, if left untreated, concussions can have life-long consequences.

Mild concussions do not cause loss of consciousness. Minor car accidents are a common cause. Symptoms include:

  • Headache
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Memory loss
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea

Moderate concussions generally involve a brief loss of consciousness of over a minute, but less than five minutes. Moderate concussions have the same symptoms as mild ones, with the addition of minor amnesia, ringing in the ears, or irritability.

Severe concussions are classified by a loss of consciousness of five minutes or greater and can result in permanent brain damage. Additional symptoms include speech difficulty, long-term amnesia, and vomiting. 

Regardless of the grade of concussion, it is absolutely vital that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. 

Internal Injuries

The force of a collision can cause invisible, internal injuries. These injuries can be especially dangerous because they are not always apparent without the diagnosis of a medical professional. The possibility of internal injuries, such as internal bleeding and organ rupture, is another reason it is vital to seek medical attention immediately following a car accident.

Symptoms of internal injuries include:

  • Swelling
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Seizures
  • Purpling skin

Seek Out a Reliable Car Accident Attorney

When you’ve suffered even a common injury after a car accident, you may be due compensation for the costs of your suffering and your recovery. Even a minor injury may leave you dealing with high expenses and medical bills, and you shouldn’t have to pay for those losses out of pocket. 

Fortunately, your lawyer is here to help if you’re hurt in a car accident and need guidance to recover. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries due to a car accident, Pazner Law offers free consultations. Call 313-822-2244 or complete the following online contact form to discover your legal options today.