Common Injuries in Car Accidents

Car accidents can cause extreme damage to the human body. In some cases, this can turn deadly, as the force put on the body can cause severe damage that requires emergency treatment. Unfortunately, even quick treatment can still lead to cases of lifelong injuries and death.

Because of these dangers, it is vital to get help if you have suffered even common injuries from car accidents. While some of these injuries may not be rare, they can still be dangerous and lead to significant damage.

Your Injuries May Impact the Rest of Your Life

Unfortunately, any car accident can turn dangerous or even deadly. In some cases, you may have suffered injuries that impact your ability to recover and live as you once did for the rest of your life.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

When you hit your head in a car accident, the force may be enough to cause injury to your brain, as detailed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Because the brain is the cognitive center of the body, this can have lasting effects on many systems. The effects can range from brain fog and memory loss to severe cognitive impacts such as loss of motor skills or senses.

Spinal Cord Damage

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, there are 18,000 new spinal cord injuries (SCI) every year across the United States, with car accidents accounting for 37.7% of all SCIs. Your spine is the motor function and sensory center of the body, so when it is damaged, it can lead to a loss of sensation or control from the point of injury down.

For example, if you suffer a spinal injury near the upper back or neck, it can leave you quadriplegic. A complete spinal cord injury cannot be repaired, meaning your injuries may be permanent.

Watch Out for Hidden or Delayed Injuries

Sometimes, you may not be immediately aware that you are injured. In fact, you may feel fine for days or weeks after the accident until you suddenly face severe injuries. Do not hesitate to seek medical care after an accident to avoid permanent damage.

Internal Bleeding

In some cases, you may not feel the impact of internal bleeding or organ damage until it is too late. When bleeding is contained to the body, it can be difficult to spot without an emergency medical examination. Because of this, an estimated 20,000 people die yearly from internal bleeding following accidents, according to the National Library of Medicine.


When an accident occurs, your body may be thrown forward and back, which puts particular strain on the soft tissue of the neck. You may suffer soft tissue injuries in that area, but you may not feel them for days or even weeks after the accident. While these injuries are not typically dangerous, they can be extremely painful and can take time and physical therapy to repair.

Get Compensated Fairly When Your Injuries Have Impacted Your Life

Following a car accident, you may have significant injuries that affect the way you navigate your life. You may have lost access to many things you loved previously, and your life may have even been in danger. That can leave a significant emotional and financial impact on your life.

When this happens, you may have grounds to pursue a Sacramento car accident lawsuit for the damages you suffered. In these cases, you should reach out to the team at Rosenthal Law to learn more about the steps you can take to get compensated fairly for the injuries you have suffered. To learn more, call our office or fill out our contact form for a free consultation.