Common Car Accident Injuries to Watch for After a Tampa Car AccidentTrusted Content
Legally reviewed by:Erik Abrahamson, J.D. June 23, 2014
Injuries caused by car accidents account for the majority of the personal injury cases accepted by Abrahamson & Uiterwyk.
Back, Neck and Spine Injuries
In many serious car accidents, the force of the sudden jolt to the body caused by a collision can result in trauma to the back, neck or spine. Some of the more common injuries include:
- Herniated disks
- Fractured vertebrae
- Spinal cord injuries
Head and Brain Injuries
Car accident injuries involving trauma to the head can result in serious complications including traumatic brain injuries.
A traumatic brain injury involves a temporary or permanent loss of healthy brain function that is caused by external mechanical force. The severity of a traumatic brain injury can vary from a relatively mild injury such as a concussion to a severe injury resulting in permanent disability, coma or loss of life.
Other types of common car accident injuries involving the head include:
- Scalp wounds
Shoulder and Knee Injuries
Car accident victims can also experience severe injuries to their shoulders and knees that may be immobilizing and require surgical intervention.
Some common types of shoulder injuries include:
- Bone fractures
- Impingement syndrome (or “Swimmer’s shoulder”)
- Rotator cuff tear
Some common types of knee injuries include:
- Bone fractures
- Ligament injuries
- Tendon tears
In cases involving severe car accident injuries, injury victims may face a long period of recovery involving considerable medical expenses and loss of income, as well as pain and suffering.
Have you been involved in serious Tampa car accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence? Our Tampa personal injury lawyers may be able to help. Call Abrahamson & Uiterwyk today at 1-800-538-4878!