There are many types of injuries that are possible, but it is important to remember the three most important factors in categorizing injuries: location, location, location! If that sounds flippant, let’s explore a few ideas:
- First of all, the location (as in the organs involved) of an injury can, of course, determine whether or not it was the fatal injury.
- Second, the location (as in depth) of an injury can help determine the severity of the injury, and the severity of the crime.
- Third, the location (as in the location on the victim’s body when it was in motion) of an injury can determine the nature of the interaction between the attacker and the victim.
In terms of the organs involved, for example, a gunshot wound need not be fatal. A wound to the chest may provide only a temporary injury, whereas a wound to the arm could be fatal if a major artery is severed. A person may be stabbed multiple times in the back or the abdomen and survive, but a single stab would to the heart would be fatal.
In terms of the depth, some injuries are only to the skin, such as bruising or lacerations, whereas a bruise to the skin can also involve broken bones. A bruise on the temple could crack the cranium, thus leading to bleeding in the brain, and death. If you have any major injuries where encourage you to call 911. If you have minor injuries please give us a call and Champions Urgent Care will get you back to good health.