What You Can Expect after a Motor Vehicle Collision
When you are the driver or a passenger in a car, truck or motorcycle, and you are involved in any type of accident, you can expect to sustain physical injuries of some type, regardless how fast you were traveling or the degree of impact with the other vehicle. Some of the injuries will be immediately apparent, while others may take hours, days or weeks to appear. What kinds of injuries are most common in automobile accidents? What should keep an eye out for?
The Most Frequent Injuries Arising Out of Car Crashes
If you’ve been in any type of collision, chances are high that you’ve suffered some level of “soft tissue” injury. Your “soft tissue” includes all of your connective tissue, including your muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage. Because your body is restrained by a seatbelt at the time of impact, you can expect some degree of whiplash injury, where the impact with another vehicle throws your body violently forward, but the seat belt stops you and “whips” you backward. Whiplash injuries typically affect the connective tissue in your head, neck and shoulder. You may also experience pain and discomfort in the soft tissue in your back, usually associated with muscle sprains, strains and tears.
In any type of whiplash injury, there’s also the risk of concussion or traumatic brain injury, another common outcome in car accidents. You may have direct impact to your head or you may suffer injury with contact when your brain bounces off the inside of your skull.
Of course, if your body makes contact with a stationary object, such as a steering wheel, dashboard, windshield, door or pavement, you can easily sustain fractures or broken bones. Common fractures suffered in motor vehicle accidents include leg, ankle, hip, arm, wrist and collarbone.
Accident Centers of Texas – Committed to Returning You to Maximum Wellness
At Accident Centers of Texas, we have the experience, knowledge, skill and resources help you get back to full health after an injury or illness. We work closely with patients at eight convenient locations in Texas, from Dallas and Fort Worth to Pleasant Grove, Oak Cliff, Arlington, Irving, Garland and Frisco. In most instances, we’ll be able to see you the same day you call. We offer treatment by a nurse practitioner and/or a chiropractor, depending on the nature and severity of your injury.
Appointments are available Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Fridays 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. If you cannot drive or don’t have transportation, we will arrange to pick you up and get you back home. To set up a visit, call us at (214) 974-4041 or contact our offices.