You try your best to be a careful and conscientious driver. Not only do you care about your own health and that of your family, but you care about other people too. Unfortunately, not everyone shares the same outlook. There are negligent drivers out there, and they can cause serious accidents.
The types of injuries you can suffer during a vehicular collision are countless, but facial injuries are especially common and serious. Outlined below are some of the more common facial injuries associated with accidents.
Broken orbital bones
Your eyes are held in place by the orbital bones. These bones are incredibly strong and it takes a tremendous amount of force to cause them to fracture. Sadly, car crashes can generate the necessary force to cause these injuries. Orbital fractures can be extremely painful. There is also a risk that your eyesight is damaged and you may require surgery to repair the damage to the bone and your eyes.
Your nose is the most protruding part of your face. This means that it is often the first point of contact during a collision. Your face may hit the steering wheel or another part of the vehicle, with the nose taking the brunt of the impact. This type of injury is very painful, and it can also cause further complications. Your nose may bleed regularly for some time after the accident. You may also develop some breathing troubles, and surgery could be required to repair the damage.
Facial injuries can put you out of action for a while. During your recovery period, you may take a hit financially. You might be able to claim legal compensation to relieve some of this strain.