Common Injuries You May Sustain in a Car Accident

According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, upwards of 92k car crashes occurred in 2021.

Depending on the circumstances of a motor vehicle accident, the injuries can be catastrophic, ranging from severe head injuries to minor bumps and bruises. However, regardless of the outcome, if another person was responsible for this collision, you should not be left to deal with the accident’s hardships and financial repercussions on your own.

In this blog post, we will discuss seven common car accident injuries and how a lawyer can help you fight for compensation.

Traumatic Brain Trauma

These brain injuries often result from a severe blow to the head but can also develop when an object goes through the brain tissues. Following a traumatic brain injury, the results can be minor. This means the brain cells will only be temporarily affected. However, sometimes, the impact can be more serious in the case of a significant brain injury. Injuries can result in torn tissue, excessive bleeding, and physical damage to the brain, which can lead to long-term problems or death.

Spinal Cord Damage

A spinal cord injury generally develops when a part of the cord or the nerves are damaged. These injuries can lead to permanent changes in the body’s function, including a person’s strength and sensations.

Some of the more common signs of a spinal cord injury include an inability to move, an inability to control the bowel or bladder, extensive pain, and a strong stinging feeling.

Broken Bones

A broken bone is common following a car crash. These broken bones, also known as cracks or breaks, can be partial or complete. However, while the severity of these breaks will depend on the accident, these crashes have been known to shatter bones.

Internal Injuries

Internal injuries often develop after some sort of trauma, including blunt trauma or penetrating trauma due to accidents such as slips and falls, gunshot wounds, physical assaults, and motor vehicle accidents. These injuries usually require immediate medical attention, as almost any blood vessel or organ can be damaged, causing internal injuries and bleeding. 

Back Injuries

Back injuries can result from several different types of accidents. This includes car crashes and will often cause various symptoms ranging from muscle aches to a stabbing or burning sensation or intense pain that prevents a person from doing any normal activities, such as twisting, lifting, standing, or even walking. 


Whiplash is a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth neck movement, like a whip’s cracking. This is commonly caused by rear-end car accidents. Whiplash may be called a neck sprain or strain, but these terms also include other types of neck injuries. Most people with whiplash get better within a few weeks by following a treatment plan that includes pain medication and exercise. However, some people have chronic neck pain and other long-lasting complications.

Crushing Injuries

A car crash causes physical trauma to the torso, limb, or other body parts for an extended period. This may result in a crush injury to the muscles, nerves, and soft tissue. Worse yet, this trauma can lead to a lifetime of issues due to the bleeding, broken bones, lacerations, and infections that can develop from these injuries.  

If you suffered any of the above injuries or other types of trauma because of a motor vehicle collision due to another person’s reckless, negligent, or intentional actions, now is the time to fight back and go after the justice you deserve. Fortunately, with an experienced personal injury attorney at your side, you will not have to figure out how to take on this legal battle by yourself. Instead, these trusted legal professionals can take on this fight for you, prepare a solid case to help you recover the money you need, and seek the outcome you want. For these reasons, do not wait any longer to get the legal answers you require. Contact Cave Law today and learn how these attorneys can help you.