Most motorists know car accidents often lead to injuries. Some injuries do not appear until days later. Not all accident victims make complete or full recoveries.
To better understand the dangers of car accidents and how they impact lives, review the following types of weird/unusual injuries that can occur.
The forces in play during car accidents can strain the tendons, muscles and ligaments in the neck and upper spine, causing whiplash. The symptoms of whiplash include headaches, soreness and limited range of motion.
Traumatic brain injuries
The bones of the skull are not enough protection in car accidents that cause blunt force trauma and penetration wounds to the head. The trauma the brain sustains in car accidents can range from mild, temporary to serious and permanent. Signs of traumatic brain injuries are not always obvious after a collision. It is not unusual for some car accident victims to experience TBI symptoms, such as memory loss, a decrease in cognitive function, irritability and other unusual behavioral disruptions.
Post-traumatic distress disorder (PTSD)
Some people experience mental trauma and extreme stress from motor vehicle collisions that interfere with their ability to function normally. PTSD is a serious mental response to a major event or trauma that causes lingering feelings of fear, stress, irritability, etc. Motor vehicle collision victims who end up with PTSD often require medical/psychological intervention.
Not everyone who ends up in a car accident ends up with obvious injuries. Immediate and follow-up medical treatment is necessary to mitigate any trauma that occurs.