Auto Injuries

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2006, about 6 million police-reported auto accidents occurred. In those, more than 2.4 million people were injured.

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  • Back Injury

    Back Injury

    Back injuries plague many auto accident victims. The term "back injury" covers an array of ailments, as the injury can be a sprain, strain or herniated disk. Whatever the case, bac...

  • Head Injury

    Head Injury

    Car accidents are one of the leading causes of head injuries. Between the whipping motion your head experiences in a collision to the potential for impact during the crash, heads a...

  • Neck Injury

    Neck Injury

    Neck injuries are unfortunately all too common during auto accidents. The jarring movement that occurs as a result of a sudden halt can subject your neck to a number of different i...

  • Soft Tissue Injury

    Soft Tissue Injury

    Soft tissue generally encompasses each part of your body except your bones or organs. Soft tissue injuries take on a few forms that range in severity from serious to minor. Types ...

  • Spinal Injury

    Spinal Injury

    Auto accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries (SCIs) for those 65 and younger in the US. The thrashing, twisting and flying debris of even a low speed collision can ...

  • Concussion

    Concussion

    Concussions occur when the brain bounces or twists inside the skull. These movements can strain and injure the brain, which can lead to temporary or permanent brain damage. Frequen...

  • Brain Injuries

    Brain Injuries

    Of all possible auto accident injuries, those to the head are the most serious. A brain injury, sometime referred to as a closed-head injury, occurs when some outside force traumat...

  • Broken Bones

    Broken Bones

    Broken bones, also referred to as fractures, happen when more pressure is placed on bones than they can stand. When repeated and/or prolonged pressure is placed on a bone, a hairli...

  • Burns

    Burns

    A burn is an injury commonly caused by excessive heat or cold, electricity, radiation or chemicals. In 2007, medical professionals treated approximately a half million burn cases. ...

  • Psychological Trauma

    Psychological Trauma

    One result of an auto accident that cannot be overlooked is the psychological effects experienced by those involved. These can be feelings of guilt if another party in the car was ...

  • Whiplash (Neck)

    Whiplash (Neck)

    Neck injuries are common in an auto accident and can be painful in their own right. Commonly called "whiplash", neck injuries usually are associated with rear-impact collisions. Wh...

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