Sprains, minor scrapes, cuts and open wounds are the most common, nonfatal injuries suffered by drivers and passengers involved in traffic accidents. Car accidents can cause any number of injuries, to almost any part of your body, depending on the circumstances of the crash and severity of the impact.
It’s important to be properly examined by a doctor for orthopedic injuries that might be obtained in auto accidents. Although fractures usually are quite painful, it is possible that you have a fracture and are unaware of it. Spinal fractures are particularly important to diagnose with immediacy. An undiagnosed and untreated spinal fracture may lead to further bodily injury or a life threatening condition such as paralysis.
Other injuries that may be hard to notice are brain injuries and muscle or ligament tears.