What are Common Injuries After an Accident?

January 24, 2022
By Clawson Fargnoli Utsey, LLC

Millions of crashes occur each year. In these crashes, some people suffer the worst injuries that can impact their entire lives. It’s necessary to seek medical care and compensation following an injury, but it helps to understand just how severe the injuries are. Below, we will explain some of the most common injuries that a person can sustain following a collision.


Whiplash can cause long-term damages to your neck. The crash impact can cause your head to jolt forward and back again. If severe enough, whiplash can damage the nerves in your neck, potentially resulting in:

  • Pain and stiffness
  • Tingling in the arms
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness

Head Injuries

When a collision occurs, the impact can throw passengers’ heads around the cabin. Any impact involving a person’s head can cause concussions, internal bleeding, and other problems that last a lifetime. In the worst-case scenario, a head injury can cause cognitive and physical disabilities.

Back Injuries

Spine injuries are common in car accidents, including the potential for a herniated disc. Back injuries can be debilitating, and victims may need surgery and ongoing care.

Friction Burns

When the airbag deploys, it can rub on someone’s skin, causing a friction burn. It can take off layers of skin, causing blisters, redness, and sores. Depending on how severe the burn is, you can also experience damage to your nerves and tendons.

Broken Bones

Many passengers in vehicle collisions tense up when the impact occurs. Stiffening up is particularly dangerous because it can snap a person’s bones, causing severe fractures. It is usually better to relax your body to lessen the impact of a crash.

At Clawson Fargnoli Utsey, LLC, our Charleston car accident attorneys aim to help you understand your options. We know that it’s challenging to deal with any kind of injury, and you deserve to seek compensation for your damages. Let us help you every step of the way.