5 Most Common Car Accident Injuries That Warrant A Lawyer
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), of the more than 6 million automobile accidents reported in 2014, more than a third resulted in injury or death. Even though automobile-related fatalities and injuries have shown a general decline over the last decade, 2 million is still a staggering number of people. Here is a look at the most common car accident injuries reported.
The Center for Disease Control states that about 14% of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are caused by car accidents. TBI may be mild or severe and can result in confusion, disorientation, sensory disruption, loss of consciousness, and a wide range of other issues as the result of an injury to the brain.
In car accidents, blunt trauma (a blow to the head, potentially wounding the brain) is more common than TBI caused by something actually penetrating the brain through the skull, although it does still occur from debris, like a large piece of glass.