Common Injuries in Fender Benders

It’s often thought that only major car wrecks are capable of causing serious injuries. But even minor fender benders can cause bodily damage that may lead to chronic pain and other frustrating symptoms. If you’re involved in any sort of accident, it’s always a good idea to have a doctor examine you, even if you don’t think you’re seriously hurt.

Whiplash

Whiplash is one common car accident injury that doesn’t cause immediate symptoms. The onset of symptoms may be delayed until the next day or two. Whiplash involves neck pain and stiffness. It can also cause headaches, dizziness, shoulder pain, and tinnitus. While whiplash can be minor and fleeting, it can sometimes turn into a chronic injury.

Concussion

Concussions indicate damage to the brain. It isn’t actually necessary for the head to strike something like the dashboard in order to cause a concussion. When the head is moved very suddenly, the brain shifts within the skull. A concussion occurs when the brain strikes the interior of the skull. A minor concussion may cause symptoms like dizziness, headache, nausea, fatigue, and confusion. A moderate to severe concussion can cause loss of consciousness, personality changes, memory loss, sleep disturbances, and sensitivity to light and sound. Serious brain injuries may sometimes result in long-lasting disabilities.

Airbag Injuries

Airbags are critical safety devices that save lives. However, even as they work to prevent catastrophic injuries and death, airbags can also cause non-life-threatening injuries. For example, if the fender bender causes the airbag to deploy, it’s possible that the device will break the individual’s eyeglasses, causing lacerations to the face. Additionally, chemicals are released when an airbag is deployed. These can irritate the lungs and may also result in an asthma attack.

Whether you need major or minor collision repairs, you’ll receive world-class customer service at National Auto Collision Centers. We are a locally owned and operated body shop in Tucson that prioritizes the satisfaction of each of our customers. You can reach a friendly staff member at (520) 623-4959.