Injuries associated with automobile accidents are on the rise, ranging in severity from mild bumps and bruises to life-threatening trauma. The use of technology and increasing commute distances have added to the dangers of driving over the past decade.
Some common factors that contribute to car accident injuries include:
- Distracted driving while texting, grooming and other activities
- Road rage and aggressive driving tactics
- Older drivers with poor reaction time
- Younger and inexperienced drivers
- Medications and alcohol
There are also a number of factors that determine the severity of injuries, including:
- Failure to wear seat belts
- Failure of airbags to deploy
- Where the car was hit — front, side or rear
- Speed at the time of collision
- The posture of the injured party (forward facing, head turned, feet on dash, etc)
Soft Tissue Injuries
Injuries to the body’s soft tissues, including muscles, tendons, nerves and ligaments are the most common type of injury. Whiplash is a common soft tissue injury that occurs when a collision causes momentum, and the weight of the head places stress on the soft tissues of the neck and spine, often affecting the discs and nervous tissue.
An impact injury occurs when parts of the body collides with hard surfaces inside the car.
- Head Injuries: The weight of your head causes it to travel with momentum during a collision. It can hit a window, mirror, steering wheel or other hard surface, causing concussion or even permanent brain damage.
- Chest Injuries: Close proximity to the steering wheel puts drivers at risk for chest injuries ranging from mild bruises to broken ribs and injuries to internal organs.
- Injuries to the Extremities: Arms and legs can easily be injured in a collision. The legs in particular may hit the dashboard or the seat in front of you. Injuries can be mild or serious, from cuts and bruises to sprains and broken bones.
A penetration injury occurs when an object penetrates a person’s skin and soft tissues. They could be minor scrapes and cuts caused by loose objects in the car like cups, cell phones, toys or other personal items. They can also be more serious, as when a sharp object penetrates the body and causes serious bleeding.
Financial Help When You Need It Most
An auto accident costs you time and money. Damages to your vehicle, transportation challenges and injuries can cause you to miss work and make it impossible to meet obligations. Cronus offers financial relief when you need it most. We have low-cost funding to keep you on your feet while you wait for your case to settle.
Contact Cronus today, and get the money you need now, so you can hold out for the biggest auto injury settlement you deserve when your case is resolved.