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Your entire body can suffer injuries in a car accident

The force of thousands of pounds of vehicles slamming into each other is something that can lead to very serious injuries. When you are involved in a car accident, one of the first things you need to do is to take stock of your body to determine if you have any injuries.

Some injuries are more common than others. You should think about these fairly common injuries when you are involved in a car crash.

Back injuries

Back injuries are common after a car crash. The jolting force of the impact can lead to spinal cord injuries or other back injuries. If you have any back pain, you should let the paramedics know this right away so that they can take appropriate precautions to protect your spinal cord.

Neck injuries

Neck injuries are much like back injuries. You might suffer from whiplash or other serious injuries. These can make it difficult to live your life. They might even lead to you needing to take time off work.

Chest injuries

Chest injuries can occur, especially if you are driving since your chest can hit the steering wheel or if you are wearing a seat belt. Rib fractures and other injuries might occur. You must be very careful if you find that your chest hurts after a crash since it might signal serious issues.

Limb injuries

Injuries to your arm and legs are also possible. While it is uncommon, some people might suffer from amputated limbs in a car crash.

The fact of the matter here is that serious injuries might result in compensation claims. These claims are serious matters that can have a big impact on your current and future finances.

Source: FindLaw, "Types of Car Accident Injuries," accessed May 12, 2017

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