5 injuries caused by shattered glass in car collisions

On Behalf of | Oct 14, 2022 | Car Accidents

The shattered glass from your windshield and windows came spraying down on you as your car rolled over on the highway and into a ditch. The presence of blood made you realize just how serious this was. All of this happened because a reckless driver failed to stop at an intersection and smashed into your car.

In such a startling scenario, a list of injuries may occur. From broken bones and severe lacerations to spinal cord and head injuries. But some of the most significant injuries may be as a result of the shards of glass.

Penetrating head injury

Some people may not survive from the severe loss of blood caused by glass-related injuries. That is why immediate medical attention is crucial. Here are some injuries that may occur due to shattered glass:

  • Lacerations: Some may be so severe that they may require surgery. Glass can puncture the torso and limbs, causing significant damage to muscles, tendons, nerves, blood vessels and internal organs.
  • Injuries to the eye: Sharp pieces of glass entering the eye at a high rate of speed may lead permanent vision problems and even blindness.
  • Penetrating head injury: Concussions may be the most common injury. However, sharp pieces of glass can penetrate the skull, leading to brain bleeds. Such an injury can prove fatal.
  • Severed limbs: Large and jagged pieces of glass may penetrate to the bone, leading to significant blood loss and the possible amputation of an arm or leg.
  • Spinal cord injury: Penetrating glass injuries to the neck and spine may lead to a spinal cord injury.

Permanent scarring and disability along with a series of surgeries may be in store for victims of glass injuries. But, please, focus on your recovery.

Seek the compensation you deserve

A reckless driver has upended your life. You deserve compensation for medical costs and lost wages from the responsibility party. A skilled attorney can help you secure that.

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