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The threat of glass-related injuries after car collisions

On Behalf of | Sep 27, 2022 | Car Accidents

Without warning, another car blew through a stop sign and crashed into your vehicle. Shattered glass rained down on you and your passengers as your vehicle struck a driveway approach went airborne and  rolled over onto the street.

The blood inside your vehicle marked an initial sign of the injuries. The glass from the windshield and windows were the main culprits, leading to injuries that could prove if not promptly treated.

Lacerations and shock

Severe blood loss is not uncommon from a glass injury, especially after shards of glass penetrate your torso, limbs and face. Some of the glass-related injuries may even lead to permanent scarring.

Among the types of injuries caused by shattered glass in a motor vehicle accident include:

  • Severe lacerations: The potential for severed arteries and disfigurement exists. Muscle tissue, tendons, nerves and internal organs also may sustain severe damage from puncture wounds.
  • Eye injuries: Permanent loss of vision is possible as well as lifelong vision problems.
  • Shock: The significant loss of blood may lead your body to enter shock, potentially shutting down internal organs.
  • Traumatic brain injury: Major head trauma may lead to a skull fracture and brain bleeds if a person is thrown into a windshield.
  • Loss of limbs: Large glass fragments may imbed in the muscle tissue all the way to the bone, damaging arms and legs. In some situations, surgeons may have no choice but to amputate.
  • Damage to the spinal cord: Glass may enter your body and damage the spinal cord, leading to months of rehabilitation and possibly paralysis.

Understand that these injuries may be serious, potentially leading a lifelong disability.

Focus on overcoming these injuries

Glass-related injuries from a motor vehicle crash may permanently disrupt your life. A long road of rehabilitation is possible. Do your best to overcome these injuries.