Windshield injuries during a traffic collision
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Windshield injuries during a traffic collision

On Behalf of | Apr 19, 2022 | Personal Injury

You take every possible precaution to drive safely in Alaska. You’ve managed to do this successfully for a number of years. Despite this, there is still a possibility that you end up in a collision. You may be able to control your own conduct, but you can’t directly influence all other drivers.

Your windshield and windows can act as a form of protection. However, in some circumstances, they may be a hazard that results in catastrophic injuries. Outlined below are some of the more common injuries resulting from the glass components of your car.

Deep lacerations

While the mirrors, windshields and windows in modern vehicles largely consist of safety glass, which shatters into small pieces on impact, the technology isn’t perfect. A larger shard of glass could still be present during a collision. If it comes into contact with human flesh, it could cause deep lacerations. Wounds of this type are extremely painful. There is also a risk of infection, and the scars left behind may be permanent. In extreme circumstances, a deep glass laceration may sever nerves and arteries, placing the life of the affected party in danger.

Eye injuries

Most modern vehicles utilize glass that shatters into tiny pieces during a collision. While this prevents shattered glass from turning into large shards, the smaller pieces are still sharp and dangerous. Your eyes are especially exposed in these circumstances, with small shards of glass entering the eye area and causing severe damage. In the most extreme cases, you may be left visually impaired. Even if you are able to recover in full, these injuries may require invasive surgeries.

Glass is dangerous in whatever form it takes. If you have suffered physical harm after a vehicle collision, be sure to check out your legal options in terms for pursuing compensation.

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