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What are Some of the Most Common Car Accident Injuries?

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Erik Abrahamson
February 20, 2015
February 20, 2015 | Car Accidents

injuries form car accidentDepending on the severity of the crash, auto accident injuries can be devastating.

Even in a fender-bender, you can suffer debilitating trauma and need months to recover — if, in fact, you’re able to get back to your prior level of functioning at all. If you’re in a more serious accident, the results can be even more catastrophic.

We strongly recommend that you contact an experienced car accident attorney if you have suffered any of the following:


This is one of the car accident injuries you hear about most frequently, and for good reason. Whiplash injuries occur when the victim suffers a forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement to the neck, and is usually associated with rear-end collisions.


Don’t make the mistake of ignoring any significant trauma to the head when you have been in a car accident. Remember, all concussions are indeed something to worry about – they’re brain injuries which always need to be checked out by a medical professional as soon as possible.

Knee, hip and thigh injuries

Collisions often mean that things from the front of the car – such as steering wheels and dashboards – can slam into those sitting in the driver and front passenger seat. In these cases, knees, hips and thighs often suffer the brunt of the impact, leading to long-term rehabilitation and in some cases, amputation.

Spinal cord injuries

Injuries to the back and spinal cord can be some of the worst a victim can suffer in a car accident. The pain associated with these injuries can be excruciating, and injury victims often face permanent disabilities. Among these are full and partial paralysis, which can lead to a lifetime of unexpected costs and broken dreams.

Need to file a claim for your car accident injuries?

Car accident lawsuits are often more complex than they first appear. The world of courtrooms, insurance companies, and formal legalities can be overwhelming if you’re not used to it. Let our firm fight for you.

For a free case evaluation, contact Abrahamson & Uiterwyk 24 hours a day at 1-800-538-4878.


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