What Are The Most Common Car Accident Injuries?

What types of injuries occur most often in a car accident?

There are many types of injuries in a car accident. Common injuries include cuts, bruises, whiplash, neck and back injuries, concussions, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), broken bones, internal bleeding, PTSD, and more. Even minor car accidents can cause significant injuries and financial strain from astronomical hospital bills. 

Keep reading to learn more about the most common injuries sustained in car accidents.

Cuts, Scrapes & Bruises

Loose objects inside a car can become projectiles during an accident. These items include:

Airbags, seatbelts, and broken glass can also leave you with cuts, scrapes, and bruises that may require medical attention.


Whiplash is the common name for an injury to the neck’s muscle, ligament, or tendon. Collisions cause the neck to move violently, leading to painful whiplash injuries.

Neck & Back Injuries

The heavy impact sustained in an accident can cause severe neck and back injuries. Serious, long-lasting neck and back injuries may not be immediately apparent and can show up hours or days after an accident.

Neck and back injuries include:

These injuries can limit your mobility, lead to missed work, and result in expensive medical bills.


Striking your head during an accident can lead to a concussion. Symptoms of a concussion include dizziness, headache, confusion, memory loss, nausea, and grogginess.

It is critical to seek medical attention as soon as possible to help prevent catastrophic complications.

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

A traumatic brain injury is defined as brain damage caused by impact or piercing injury to the head. TBIs can have long-term effects on your brain function, personality, information processing, and emotional well-being.

An estimated 80-90,000 people suffer long-term disabilities from TBIs, while another 50,000 die.

Broken Bones

Bones often cannot withstand the force of a collision. Common bones that break in a car accident include:

Simple broken bone injuries can heal with casting, whereas severe breaks may require surgery.

Internal Bleeding

Internal bleeding injuries occur when your organs are damaged from the collision. Internal bleeding injuries are difficult to diagnose at the scene of the accident because they do not present outwardly. Symptoms of internal bleeding can include nausea and headache.


Violent car accidents can cause long-lasting mental and emotional stress. Suffering from PTSD can lead to:

Psychological help can effectively treat PTSD, giving you the chance to move ahead with your life.

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At Farah & Farah, we’re here to support you during this difficult time and understand how important an experienced car accident attorney is to ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve. We will help connect you with medical professionals who can document and treat your injuries. We will also seek maximum verdict and compensation from the at-fault drivers. Our attorneys have experience to help you recover what you are owed.

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