Car Accident Injuries

by : Eric Morris

Car accidents can result in extensive injuries such as spinal cord injuries, kneecap injuries, broken bones, and shock related minor injuries. Many severe car accidents can even result in death due to head injuries or shock. Knee injuries sometimes never heal and can be fatal in cases of severe damage to the knee during the accident.

Most car accidents are results of reckless driving, fast or inattentive driving, or driving under the influence of alcohol. Many drivers do not concentrate on the road while driving, which could prove to be very dangerous on highways or residential streets. Playing pranks on other drivers on the road, like teenager sometimes do, can prove to be harmful since it distracts the driver. Drivers who are more interested in paying attention to everything other than the road are quite dangerous and unpredictable. Passing other cars without proper signaling can be another cause of accidents and side collisions.

Another main cause for inattentiveness while driving is talking on a mobile phone. Even though many opt for hands free head phones, the best option would be not to receive the call while driving or better yet, pull over to the side of the road and stop the car before attending to the call. Although many states consider using a mobile phone to be illegal while driving, some people ignore the law and talk while driving anyway.

Severe accidents such as pileups can result in deaths and severe injuries. It pays to be cautious while driving in the fast lanes of highways as a minor mistake might result in extensive damage to oneself and others on the road.

Car accidents caused due to faulty cars and rollovers can cause extensive injuries. Skidding cars might prove to be quite treacherous to other cars coming up behind. It is a good option to research on the rollover and skid statistics of different cars before investing in one.