Will your insurance cover these?
When you think of the damage cars can inflict on people, traffic accidents probably leap to mind. Yet crashes are only one cause of car-related injuries. In 2011 and 2012, an average of 647,000 people suffered non-crash car injuries each year, according to estimates from a recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report.
Here are the three most common injury causes cited in the report:
Being struck by a vehicle part, such as a door or trunk lid, or striking a vehicle (32 percent of all injuries reported)
Falls while entering or exiting vehicles (23 percent)
Overexertion, such as from unloading cargo from a trunk or the back of a pickup (11 percent)