Injuries resulting from car crashes can be devastating, and they may cause lifelong symptoms for victims. Some people may lose limbs. Others may suffer traumatic brain injuries. The outcome of each accident is different and threatens the balance of the victims' lives.
Severe injuries are more likely in a few types of crashes. For instance, when one vehicle is much larger and heavier than the other, the smaller vehicle's occupants are more likely to be badly hurt. High-speed crashes are also likely to cause injuries that can forever impact a person's life. Head-on crashes are also likely to be serious since both vehicles' forces are moving toward one another.
What kinds of impacts cause head injuries?
The impact most likely to cause a head injury will be one where the head is forced to move forward, back or sideways rapidly. In those cases, it's possible for a person to hit their head on a window, the windshield (if not wearing a seat belt), the wheel or dashboard. These direct impacts are most likely to cause injuries to the skull and brain.
Other possible serious injuries, like internal injuries, can be caused by ill-fitting seat belts and direct impacts from items inside the vehicle or from external sources.
How do serious injuries impact victims?
Any kind of serious injury can have a number of consequences. Brain injuries could make it hard for a victim to talk or perform tasks. Broken bones could result in a need for long-term physical therapy. It all depends on the injury. However, it is very important for victims to make sure they're compensated fairly, so they can get the best possible medical care.