Rabat – According to the Ministry of Equipment Transport and Logistics, more than 3,500 people were killed in traffic accidents in Morocco in 2016. Here is a closer look at the most common injuries that can occur in a car crash.
There are a huge number of reasons why people are injured in car crashes. These tend to on whether a person not wearing a seat belt, where they were hit in the vehicle (the side, rear or front), whether the document was facing straight ahead at the moment of impact, whether there was a low-speed collision or high-speed, or whether the car had airbags that were activated. All of these factors can not only determine the insurance claim that a person may be able to make from a crash, but also the severity of the injury.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissue injuries are one of the most common injuries that can occur from car crashes. These types of injuries are caused by damage to the body’s connective tissues, which can be anything from muscles to ligaments and in some more severe car crashes, even tendons. A whiplash injury, where the connective tissues are stretched in the head and neck due to sudden movements, is one of the most commonly claimed for. A number of people are affected by whiplash meaning the whiplash claims average payout could be huge. Car accidents can also cause more severe soft tissue injuries in the neck and back, which can in some cases be life-changing depending on the severity.
Scrapes & Cuts
Loose objects in the car could cause a number of scrapes and cuts on an individual. Shattered glass caused by impact can also cause a series of issues, and simply scraping a body part on any inner part of the car upon impact in a crash can cause this kind of injury. These tend to be minor issues within a car accident, however some cases have seen deep cuts that have led to a significant loss of blood. Airbags that activate/deploy within a car crash can also cause a number of scrapes and cuts, but this is a lot more minor than a serious head injury or damage that could occur without the deployment of an airbag.
Head injuries as a whole can be extremely dangerous, although others can be somewhat minor and simply be a bump to the head. If the head makes impact on the steering wheel, airbag or window, there could be a number of bruises or scrapes that could occur. However, in some more severe cases, head injuries could be internal, with skull fractures and brain bleeding being life threatening and in some cases, cause long-lasting brain damage. If this occurs in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you are more than likely able to make a claim as this can be a potentially life-changing situation depending on the severity of the head injury.