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Most Injuries in Texas Car Accidents Now in 2022

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Explore the most frequent injuries, their causes, and observable signs in Texas car accidents with The Law Office of Dan Moore.

Minor to fatal injuries can be sustained by drivers, passengers, other drivers, and pedestrians in automobile accidents. Injuries caused by being struck by a car typically fall into one of two categories:

  • trauma from impacts; and
  • penetrating wounds.

Broken glass or other loose things from a truck’s cargo are examples of objects that might cause penetrating injuries to a person’s body. On the other hand, impact injuries happen when a person’s body collides with a portion of the vehicle (e.g., hitting a safety restraint such as a seatbelt or airbag or any structure of the car such as its steering wheel, windshield, dashboard, etc.).

Any area of the body might sustain severe injuries in a Texas car accident. But certain injuries happen more frequently than others. Some of the most typical injuries from automobile accidents are listed below.

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Some of the Most Typical Injuries

1. Soft Tissue

The most frequent sort of injury that occurs to victims of both minor and serious Texas car accidents is soft tissue damage.

Whiplash, which is the stretching of the head and neck muscles and ligaments after a motor vehicle collision, is the most common injury among soft tissue injuries. Very well describes soft tissue injuries as “damage to any skin, muscle, tendon, or ligament in the body.”

Other types of soft tissue injuries include muscle strains, sprains, avulsions, lacerations, and abrasions.

Observable signs include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • only a small range of motion
  • The “snapping” or “popping” sensation

2. Cuts & Scrapes

A cut is a long, thin incision in the skin, whereas scrapes or abrasions are “wounds in which layers of skin are scraped or ripped.” These injuries are typically brought on by inside-the-car risks that can fly out following a collision. Airbags, automobile parts, and broken glass can all result in wounds and scrapes.

You should seek emergency medical assistance if you detect any of the following symptoms (if the scrape or cut is infected):

  • 24 to 48 hours after the collision, there is still discomfort or edema.
  • The scab has expanded.
  • The area around the wound is now more red.
  • A wound with pus leaking from it
  • Fever

3. Head Trauma

The most frequent fatal injuries in Texas car accidents are trauma and damage to the head, particularly to the brain. The CDC estimates that 155 Americans die from head and brain injuries every day.

A person may sustain bruises, scrapes, and lacerations in small collisions if their head strikes the windshield, steering wheel, side glass, or another auto component or interior object.

Closed head injuries, concussions, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and irreversible brain damage are possible in more serious accidents.

Observable signs include:

  • Bleeding
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • I feel nauseous.
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • dropping dead
  • Feeling perplexed or unfocused
  • alterations in conduct
  • memory issues
  • loss of coordination or balance
  • speaking is challenging
  • distorted vision (see the full list of symptoms on Mayo Clinic)

4. Chest Trauma

Texas Car accident injuries to the chest require surgery more frequently than other forms of injuries. The severity of this Texas car accident injury might range from slight (bruises) to medium (contusions) (broken ribs, damage to internal organs, collapsed lung, internal bleeding, etc.).

Due to the restricted distance between the driver’s chest and the steering wheel, the danger of chest injuries is higher. Chest injuries can also be caused by seatbelts. When airbags inflate, the same thing applies.

Observable signs include:

  • Breathing difficulty
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Redness
  • Erratic variations in heart rate
  • Coughing
  • Rapid or shallow breathing
  • Chest creaking feeling
  • Reduced blood pressure
  • Exhaling blood
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Common Injuries Resulting From Vehicle Crashes

5. Injury to the Arm and Leg

Unnaturally abrupt direction shifts in a Texas car accident can cause the limbs to move uncontrollably, which can cause harm.

While bruising and scratches to the arms and legs are the most frequent injuries to the extremities in car accidents, broken bones and amputations can also occur often.

Observable signs include:

  • Pain
  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Only a small range of motion
  • A popping or snapping noise
  • Deformity

6. Back Sprains

Some of the most frequent vehicle accident injuries are back injuries, including spinal cord damage. Because the human spine is not built to withstand significant impact, the back is particularly vulnerable to harm in Texas car accidents.

The worst part of sustaining a back injury in a car accident is that it could take days or even weeks for symptoms to manifest.

Observable signs include:

  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Stiffness
  • spasms of muscles
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Paralysis
  • inability to keep a straight stance

7. Internal Injuries

One type of Texas car accident injury that requires surgery is an internal injury. Flying debris, as well as the human body striking or pressing on an object, can harm internal organs.

When internal bleeding occurs, it might result in death if the afflicted individual does not get quick medical help.

Observable signs include:

  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Continent pain
  • Swelling
  • Light-headedness
  • the affected area’s skin is a deep purple color
  • Headache
  • consciousness loss
  • Seizures

Why You Need an Attorney for Texas Car Accidents

Accident-related injuries may take time to manifest or become obvious. Symptoms may not present for days or even weeks after a motor vehicle collision. No matter how you feel following the crash, you must still get medical help.

If you were hurt, you might be entitled to compensation for the harm these typical auto accident injuries cause. Dan ‘The Wreck Man’ and The Law Office of Dan Moore staff are Texas car accident experts and can help you get the highest possible monetary award to cover your damages, both monetary and non-monetary.

The Law Office of Dan Moore‘s legal team will carefully review all the information and supporting documentation in your case, collaborate with investigators to determine the other party’s liability, and work with medical experts to document the full extent of your injury in order to determine past, present, and future medical costs. You definitely want Dan ‘The Wreck Man’ on your side to ensure your rights are fully protected and you receive maximum compensation.

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