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What Happens to Your Body in a Car Crash?

Categorized as Auto Accidents

Even at low speeds, a car accident can cause a lot of damage to your body. Did you know your brain can bounce around in your skull? Did you know your heart can move around in your chest?

Even after a crash, internal organs are still moving. It is often this “internal collision” that causes serious injury or death.

Well, if your car suddenly stops, you continue to move at the speed you were driving until your head hits the windshield, dashboard or steering wheel. While impact makes the head suddenly stop, the brain can keep moving and shifting inside your skull.

This often causes bruised tissue and blood vessel tearing in the brain. And when those veins tear, this can result in slow bleeding. That, in turn, can put pressure on the brain. In some cases, if this is left untreated, it can be fatal.

People who are not wearing a seat belt can also cause serious injuries to others when they collide with each other. Unrestrained passengers in the backseat of a car often fly forward with incredible force and hit people in the front seat.

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Even extremely cautious drivers can be involved in an accident. But what should we expect after we experience the unexpected?

No two accidents are the same, and injuries sustained from auto accidents can be life changing. We believe that those responsible should be held accountable.

In many instances, if you have been injured in an auto accident, by a negligent driver, you can file a damages lawsuit to recover any costs that may be associated with your recovery, along with any losses that you have sustained as a result of the collision.

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