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Rear-end car accident injuries motorists should be aware of

When a vehicle clips or bumps into the car in front of it, the result is a rear-end accident. Rear-end collisions are among the most common types of accidents that occur on the roads in the La Crosse area. There are many ways to prevent them, but sometimes those methods are not enough. 

Because car accidents are the source of major injuries for many motorists, it is imperative for them to learn about the types of injuries they may have to deal with. Here is a brief overview of the three most common injuries that occur in rear-end motor vehicle collisions. 

Broken bones 

Broken bones are likely to occur in car accidents, regardless of where the point of impact is. In rear-end accidents, the areas of the body that are in danger of fracture include the skull, feet, legs, hands, chest, spine, ribcage and hands. Most broken bone injuries are easy to identify to facilitate immediate treatment. 

Whiplash and brain trauma 

Occupants of the front vehicle in a rear-end collision often experience an unnatural back and forth or side-to-side movement of their head and neck that causes severe strain and stress to the soft-tissue muscles of the neck, spinal cord and upper back. Victims often experience pain, soreness and other types of discomfort in the affected areas. Whiplash is an injury that may not always be immediately apparent after a car accident, but it can lead to complications when left untreated. 

Deep bruising and internal bleeding 

The forceful impact of motor vehicle collisions can cause deep bruising to various areas of the body. It can also cause internal bleeding and additional trauma that can lead to death. Some apparently minor bruising may develop into deeper bruising in the days afterward. 

To prevent life-threatening complications, it is important for victims of rear-end car accidents to seek out medical help after their ordeal, regardless of how minor the injuries seem. 

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