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The Most Common Types of Personal Injuries

The list of possible injuries that are caused by negligence is a very long list. Whether it be an auto accident, premises liability accident, or other type of personal injury accident, injuries can range from mild to catastrophic injuries. Here are some of the most common types of personal injuries.

Strains and sprains are probably the most common types of injuries that personal injury accidents cause. These are generally temporary injuries that heal with physical therapy and chiropractic treatment. They are oftentimes called soft tissue injuries, and commonly arise from car crashes.

Knee injuries are very common following a personal injury event. These injuries commonly result from slips and falls as well as trip and fall accidents. Common knee injuries include meniscus injuries, ACL injuries, knee fractures, as well as dislocations. Sometimes these injuries require surgery and sometimes surgery can be avoided.

Shoulder injuries are another common type of injury from personal injury accidents. These injuries commonly result from workers’ compensation accidents, motor vehicle accidents, as well other types of negligence. Common injuries to the shoulder are rotator cuff tears, fractures, dislocations, SLAP tears, frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis), and other possible injuries.

Another common type of personal injury are ankle injuries. These commonly include tears and fractures. Depending on the severity of the injury, ankle injuries may or may not require surgery.

Head injuries also frequently result from personal injury accidents. Concussions are an extremely common type of brain injury which generally heals over time. These injuries can also result in traumatic brain injuries (TBI) which can have cause devastating effects.

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