Factors Impacting Injuries Associated with Car Accidents

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Phoenix Car Accident Factors Examined by Advanced Spine

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that more than three million people are injured every year due to car accidents in the United States. While some injuries may resolve in a matter of days without needing any medical treatment, more serious injuries may result in permanent damage or lead to a physical disability.

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The type of injury and the severity of the injuries you sustain in a car accident are dependent upon a number of factors. Some of these include:

  • Whether or not a seatbelt was worn.
  • Where the car was hit (rear, front or side).
  • The direction the occupants were facing at the time of the accident.
  • Whether or not the occupants had their head or body turned during the accident.
  • Whether it was a low-speed or high-speed collision.
  • Whether or not the car had airbags.

Generally speaking, there are two categories of injuries that are caused by car accidents: impact injuries and penetrating injuries. Impact injuries are caused when part of the body hits a part of the car’s interior, such as the knee hitting the dashboard or the head hitting a side window. Penetrating injuries are cuts or scrapes, such as those caused by shattered glass or loose objects flying around inside the car.

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If you have been injured in a car accident, contact the professionals at Advanced Spine & Rehab for a full examination and treatment of your injuries. We offer traditional medical care services and well as chiropractic care to address and treat the injuries that you have sustained.