Victims of auto accidents may experience physical impairments for years or even a lifetime. Receiving medical attention as soon as possible after these accidents can be essential to avoiding further health issues. It might even be necessary to save the lives of the victims.

Our lament at Dormer Harpring are aware of the severe devastation that automobile accidents may cause. We are here to help survivors go on the road to financial recovery for their personal injuries while also protecting and supporting them with individualized, sensitive care.

Top 5 Most Common Types of Car Accident Injuries


This is among the most typical kinds of sustained injuries in auto accidents. A sudden jolt of the head forward and then backward can cause whiplash, which snaps the neck like a cracked whip. Whiplash generally causes harm to the neck's muscles, discs, facet joints, ligaments, and tendons. It is connected to the subsequent:

Symptoms: These typically appear 24 hours after a vehicle collision. Typical signs of whiplash include:
stiffness or pain in the neck
  • moving causes my neck ache to get worse
  • restricted neck range of motion
  • Headaches
  • weariness and/or dizziness.
  • Risk factors: The following conditions increase the likelihood of whiplash injuries in auto accidents:
  • There are rear-end crashes.
  • Higher speeds are involved in crashes involving vehicles.
  • When a collision occurs, the heads of the occupants of the vehicle are farther away from the head rests, giving them greater room to snap rearward.
  • Possible long-term effects
  • Neck pain that is persistent, waxing, and fading
  • discomfort that travels down the arms and/or shoulders
  • severe headaches


These can range from disc slippage and spinal fractures to back sprains and strains. Car crash-related back and spinal cord injuries are linked to the following:

Symptoms: The location and severity of a back or spinal injury will determine the symptoms, which can range from mild to severe. Among the more typical signs of these kinds of auto accident injuries are, but are not restricted to:
back discomfort
  • tingling or weakness in the legs
  • restricted range of motion or movement in the spine
  • loss of intestinal and/or bladder control.
  • Factors at risk: Back and/or spinal cord injuries are frequently caused by auto accidents when:
  • Rollover incidents do happen.
  • People are hurt from moving cars.
  • High-velocity collisions happen.
  • A motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian is struck by a car or truck.
  • Possible long-term effects
  • severe or persistent back discomfort
  • irreversible impairment of movement
  • irreversible loss of bowel and/or bladder control
  • difficulties with breathing and/or circulation.


In the United States, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is most commonly caused by car accidents. Car accidents can result in mild to severe head and brain injuries, which are typically linked to the following:

Symptoms: The severity of the ensuing head and brain damage depends on the location and force of the impact (from the vehicle accident). Usually, these kinds of car accident injuries present with the following symptoms:
Cognitive symptoms include issues with perception, speaking, remembering, and focus, among other things.
behavioral symptoms, such as anxiety, irritability, mood changes, etc.
Physical symptoms include headaches, weariness, nausea, vomiting, difficulties with balance and coordination, etc.
Risk factors: Rollovers, head-on collisions, and other severe impacts increase the likelihood of head or brain injuries in auto accidents.
Cars are wrecked, throwing people out of them.
Cars collide with commercial trucks and other bigger, heavier vehicles.
A motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian is struck by a car or truck.
Possible long-term effects
long-term effects on a person's perception, speech, and/or motor coordination
incapacity to live freely, sometimes for the remainder of the victims' lives.


Another common damage from auto accidents is a broken arm or leg, or other sorts of bone fractures. These injuries are typically linked to the following:

Symptoms: Depending on the location of the fracture, bone fracture symptoms might vary, but they typically include:
severe discomfort and bruises
  • restricted movement
  • pain and/or swelling in the affected area
  • Factors at risk: Car crashes are more likely to cause bone fractures when:
  • There are front-impact and/or side-impact collisions.
  • There are crashes at high speeds.
  • When there is a collision, people are flung from the cars.
  • A motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian is struck by a car or truck.
  • Possible long-term effects
  • ongoing restrictions on mobility
  • persistent discomfort
  • tissue and nerve injury


The psychological effects of auto accidents are specific to each victim's experience and can persist for years or even a lifetime. In general, survivors of auto accidents who suffer long-term physical injuries—which could impact their ability to live independently, pursue a job, or both—tend to suffer more severe psychological harm.