Car accidents can be devastating, and victims often feel overwhelmed and lost after the accident. It is difficult to think about what you need to do when you are trying to identify if you have been injured, if you need help and if everyone else around you is safe.
While some are worse than others, there are some injuries that have life-long effects on the victim, and these are critical, serious injuries than can change a person’s life forever. Below is a list of the worst injuries related to motor vehicle accidents.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
This is the most serious injury an individual can sustain in a car accident. Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, occur when there is a blow to the head, which can lead to brain damage. These injuries can lead to:
- Memory loss
- Cognitive impairments
- Permanent disability
It is essential to wear seatbelts, respect road signs and traffic laws to reduce the risk of TBIs in a car accident. Still, even if you do everything right, there is always a risk of injury if you drive.
Spinal cord injuries
Spinal cord injuries are another severe injury and cause of great concern for those who sustain this injury. Victims can experience:
- Loss of sensation
- Muscle weakness
- Impaired bodily functions
Rehabilitation and specialized treatment are vital for healing and recovery when possible.
Internal organ damage
The impact of a car accident can cause severe damage to internal organs, including:
Trauma to any of these organs can lead to internal bleeding, ruptures or organ failure. Immediate medical care is critical to diagnose and treat these injuries, as they can be life-threatening.
Motor vehicle accidents often have severe consequences and can result in life-altering injuries. By understanding the gravity of these injuries, we can reinforce the importance of safe driving practices, adherence to traffic laws, and using in-vehicle restraints to minimize the risk of accidents and their devastating aftermath.