How Can You Tell if There are Multiple Injuries from Blunt Force Trauma?

Courtesy of Godoy Medical Forensics


Multiple Injuries

You can see multiple types of blunt force injuries caused by the same mechanism and in the same moment. An example of this is an injury similar to the image depicted, where you see abrasions, bruises, and lacerations. This would require a direct impact to cause the bruise and the laceration with a subsequent friction to cause the abrasion. This may be caused by something like an assault with a hard object or a fall to the ground where the impact site is the right side of the eye.