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There are many types of car accident injuries to be aware of

Nobody wants to be involved in a car accident. There are many reasons for this, including the fact that your vehicle can be damaged and you can be injured.

There is nothing more important than your health, so if you are involved in a car accident, regardless of the circumstances, make sure you receive the appropriate medical care.

When you are aware of the most common types of car accident injuries, you will have a better idea of what could go wrong if you find yourself in this position. Here are some injuries to be aware of:

-- Head and back injuries. These are common in all types of car accidents, especially those in which two vehicles collide head on or one strikes another from behind. You could suffer a concussion, spinal cord injury or herniated disk -- and that is just a short list.

-- Chest injuries. The force of a car accident could cause a chest injury, thus leading to a serious situation such as vocal cord paralysis and traumatic cardiac arrest.

You should also remember that you could suffer injuries to your legs, feet, hands and arms.

No body part is safe if you are involved in a motor vehicle accident. Even if your vehicle has advanced safety equipment, you could still suffer a serious injury.

Since some injuries remain hidden, don't attempt to leave the scene of the accident. Instead, wait for police and medical personnel to arrive. This will ensure that you receive the treatment you need to hopefully prevent a long term injury.

Source: FindLaw, "Types of Car Accident Injuries," accessed May 06, 2016

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