What are the Most Common Type of Injuries Resulting in Personal Injury Cases?

Last updated on April 7th, 2024 at 12:21 pm

Accidents Result in a Wide Variety of Injury Types

Many types of injuries can result from any type of accident. Each part of the body can sustain different types of injuries. The force applied to the body during an accident will determine the type of injury as well as the severity.

The Law Firm of John W. Stenson is a personal injury firm that has over 50 years of combined experience representing victims in Los Angeles, and the surrounding areas. In a personal injury case, we can explain the impact they have on clients’ lives and the type of medical care that is required.

Common Type of Injuries Resulting in Personal Injury Cases

Car Accident Injuries are Common After a Collision 

Vehicles collide and kinetic forces are applied suddenly to the body. The body has a limited tolerance for these heavy forces. In car accidents, the body can be damaged by impacting the interior of the car. These are some of the injuries that can be sustained in an automobile accident:

  • Brain Injuries can be caused by direct blows to the head from an object or interior of the vehicle or by a sudden acceleration due to the change in velocity. This causes the brain’s Axons to stretch out to the point that they tear, also called “shearing”.
  • Spinal Injuries can be caused by the sudden jarring movement of the spine in a vehicle accident. You can sustain neck injuries from whiplash, as well as injuries that affect the back, due to damage to the muscles, ligaments, and vertebrae around the spine or the disks, nerves, and/or vertebrae around the spinal cord.
  • Chest Injuries can be caused by pressure on the sternum from the seatbelt or impact with the steering wheels, especially if a seatbelt has been removed. These injuries can be reduced by using airbags.
  • Knee Injuries can happen when the knees strike the interior of the vehicle under the dashboard or because of hyper-extension or severe twisting of the legs. These injuries can include fractures of the patella (knee cap), or tears to the meniscus and ligaments in the knee.
  • Shoulder injuries can be caused by reaching out for a steering wheel with your arms extended, which can tear the rotator or tendons. Whiplash can also cause subacromial impingement syndrome.

Injuries Commonly Sustained in Slip & Fall Accidents


Serious injuries can result from a slip, trip, or fall on public or private property. These may include the following most common injuries:

  • Head Injuries can occur when the head strikes the ground forcibly and sometimes cause traumatic injuries.
  • Spinal Injuries can be caused by either blunt trauma to your spine from an impact with ground or twisting movements from a fall or attempts to recover after a fall.
  • Hip and Pelvis Injuries include fractures of the proximal, upper, or both of the femurs, as well as the acetabulum or a portion. It is possible to have a hip dislocation.
  • Knee Injuries can be caused by the direct impact of the knees on the ground or twisting or hyperextending the legs. Fractures, dislocations, Anterior Cruciate Ligament injuries (ACL), Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries, and Collateral Ligament Injuries as well as Meniscal Tears and Tendon Tears can all be considered injuries.
  • Bone fractures can be caused by the body’s impact on the ground, forcible twisting or the outstretched arms that a fall victim uses as a brace.

Injuries commonly sustained in accidents involving industrial equipment

Many industrial injuries are caused by defective products or equipment. Some examples of injuries include:

  • Burn Injuries that result from the use of dangerous machinery at the work site.
  • Crush Injuries and Amputations involving Mangling. Total or partial loss of fingers or arms, legs, feet, or toes.
  • Avulsions are injuries that cause degloving (i.e. Avulsions are the removal of large amounts of skin from the underlying tissues.

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Both other lawyers and the press agree that our lawyers are the best personal injury lawyers in our area. Our happy clients are proof of how hard we work and how much we care about them as people. We care about every case.

When we work for you, we fight for fair payments to the fullest extent of the law, and you don’t have to pay us anything until we get you paid. Because we work on a flexible fee basis, we don’t get paid unless you do.

Let Stenson Law handle your accident case.

Personal injury cases have been handled by Stenson Law in Los Angeles for years, and they have helped a huge number of people who were seriously hurt get settlements to cover their losses. Our lawyers can help you file a claim and ensure the insurance company doesn’t exploit you.

When someone files a personal injury claim, it is up to the claimant to show that the careless party caused the accident that hurt them by failing to deal with accident risk factors even though they knew about them.

You must also negotiate, look into what happened, gather proof, and do other things to build your case. Do not try to deal with this all by yourself. Call our office at (310) 846-1709 or message us online to contact Stenson Law.

Personal Injury Attorneys at John W. Stenson

Personal Injury Attorneys at John W. Stenson

Our attorneys are available to help you with your injury claim. They will work with your doctors and technical experts to prove the extent of your injuries. For a free evaluation, call our Los Angeles office at (310) 846-1709


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