Automobile accidents have to be one of the most popular reason to so many severe injuries. Almost every week so many people ranging five to six million report car or automobile accidents, that is a huge number for our country. But if you think about it, these are all of the cases that were being reported, now think of all of the accidents and incidents that even did not get reported. That might make the number go even higher. Most of the people involved in the car accidents are fortunate enough to not get severely injured in these incidents, and result in minor scratches but a huge amount of damage to vehicles of both the sides. But when there occurs a disastrous car accidents, the injuries are way more severe than small and minor scratches. These injuries can be a lot more fatal than you think, and to top it all off, according to statistics the number of accidents involving fatal injuries are increasing every year at an alarming rate. Researchers have even inferred that one in every three automobile accidents is a fatal accident.
Now, to make matters even worse, there are multiple types of injuries that could result from car accidents
1.) Head Injuries
Head injuries do not show their effects immediately, they are actually the slow burner. They can cause complications which can cause problems in the future. It is very necessary for us to treat these injuries properly, or else these problems can cause long term issues and interfere with normal brain functions. Then these abnormalities will cause sleep difficulties, concousions and immense headaches which will not be bearable.
2.) Broken Ribs
The most fragile bone in our body are probably the ribs. Hence why, it is very necessary for us to take good care of them because even the slightest and moderate impacts on your rib cage can cause your ribs to break. A lot of scenarios can cause your ribs to break, for example when you are pressed against either the back, the front, or the side of your car, you are applying immense pressure on your ribs which might cause the ribs to break. Now, let me assure you that broken ribs can be very painful and they should not be taken for granted. So it is very necessary for you to be cautious on the roads while driving.
3.) Internal Bleeding
Internal bleeding is a lot more common in car accident injuries than you might think it is. Internal bleeding can be very painful and dangerous if not treated quickly and properly right after the car accident occurs. That is why we always say that it is very important to reach for medical attention right after the incident occurs even for the slightest injuries, because what you might think is just a small scrape or negligible pain could turn into a severe injury and cause a lot of problems. Hence why, you should stay careful on the roads and get medical attention of it is even for the slightest injury.
4.) Broken Bones (Other than ribs)
Bones like the ones in your legs, shins, arms, elbows, shoulder and even in your back can break due to strong impact after a car accident. As we discussed above, a car accident make your body move with an absurd amount of speed. This speed cannot be handled by your bones when come in contact with the vehicle or any other object, which eventually causes them to break or rupture. Broken bones are the worst pain for a car accident injury and no one would want to experience it, so it is better if you keep your calm and be extra cautious on the roads while driving.
5.) Scrapes and Cuts
Now, scrapes and cuts are not that severe but they can be brutal if they end up causing infections. Scrapes and cuts can be caused by a lot of different reasons. Like you can get cuts from impact of your car or the loose objects in your car might come and hit you and cause bruises. Even though, these are not that severe but still they can cause a lot of pain, and it is best for you to avoid them. [Read: 7 Excellent Reasons You Should Try Acupuncture for Optimal Health]
6.) Whiplash Injuries
Whiplash is definitely considered as one of the most common type of injury in car accidents. It is basically another nomenclature for ligaments, tendons and muscle injuries, which are resulted from an automobile accident. These injuries can cause immense pain in your muscles and tendons, but why do these pain occur though? Well, you see when a car accident occurs, your body gets a jerk which causes you to move at a very high speed for a very short amount of time, although this speed is very short lived but it is way more than a human could attain on its own. This sudden extreme movement causes immense strain on your muscles, tendons, ligaments and even some tissues as well. Although they involve no breakage of bones, but still it is very painful and takes a really long time to heal and to recover.
Now, when we think about it. There is no way one can predict how other drivers on the road are driving. Even when you are being extra careful and cautious, you cannot be held accountable for the way someone else is driving on the road, but still it will affect you because if you get involved in the accident, you will get injured either way. So in the case that you get injured it is advisable to get medical attention as quickly as possible, there are even specialized people known as car accident doctors who deal with these problems specifically. These medical professionals can provide you with care plans which can help you recover more quickly and in the best possible way there is. As always, please make sure to cautious on the roads, it is very necessary that you follow all the rules and do this for yourself and your loved ones.