Lacerations are jagged wounds caused by blunt objects that tear or crush the skin. These cuts are more common over bony areas, but they can occur anywhere on the body. Blunt object injuries usually cause more swelling and tissue damage, so the healing process can be more complicated.
A common cause of a laceration is often from trauma during a car accident, bicycle accident or dog bite. This is because an individual’s body will often collide with blunt objects, usually at high speed and intensity.