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Nearly 10 percent of all injury-related visits to the emergency room are due to motor vehicle accidents. Even with improvements in vehicle safety, vehicle accidents are still a major cause of physical injury and death in the US. About half of motor vehicle injuries involve neck and back sprains and strains, spinal injuries, and bruises.
Our dedicated doctors at Dignity Health provide comprehensive car accident injury treatment in Arizona. Our Phoenix area hospitals are located in Ahwatukee, Phoenix, Chandler, Gilbert, Laveen, Goodyear, Surprise, Mesa, and Glendale.
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Signs and symptoms of car accident injuries vary depending upon the specific injuries. Common symptoms are:
Common car accident injuries in order of frequency are:
High-energy trauma from impact is the cause of car accident injuries. The main cause of car accidents is driver error, accounting for 94 percent.
Other causes of car accidents are vehicle problems with tires, brakes, or steering and environmental conditions such as:
More than seven out of 10 car accident injuries require an imaging exam, such as an X-ray or CT scan, to help doctors diagnose the injury and determine the best way to treat it.
To help prevent or reduce your risk of car accident injuries, use a seat belt for every car trip, no matter how quick the trip may be. Seat belts are the most effective way to prevent car accident injuries. In fact, seat belt use reduces car accident injuries and deaths by nearly half. Use a child car seat or booster seat for children age eight and under and who are shorter than 57 inches.
To help prevent car accidents:
Dignity Health provides high-quality emergency services, including car accident injury treatment, in Arizona.