Although motor vehicle accident injuries make up a small proportion of all injury-related visits to emergency departments, the injuries can be significant. Many car accident injuries involve neck injuries, back sprains and strains, spinal injuries, and bruises.
If you are injured in a car accident in Southern California, it is important to seek professional medical care to evaluate your condition and determine any necessary treatment.
Dignity Health Southern California has fully equipped emergency rooms and highly trained staff to meet all of your medical needs at these convenient locations:
You can also use InQuicker to check wait times at our urgent care centers and emergency departments at our convenient locations in Long Beach, Northridge, Downtown LA, Glendale, and in Inland Empire cities San Bernardino, Fontana, and Highland, if you feel comfortable selecting your own arrival time while waiting at home.
Car Accident Injuries We See at Dignity Health Southern California
Common car accident injuries our doctors diagnose include:
- Fractures to arms and legs, pelvis, and ribs
- Neck sprains and strains, such as whiplash
- Spinal injuries
- Open wounds
Many patients we see at Dignity Health Southern California ERs and urgent care centers complain of back pain after a car accident. In general, symptoms you may experience include:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Back pain, including in the shoulder blades and ribs
- Symptoms related to a spine injury, including headache or pain, numbness or tingling down the shoulder and arm or down the buttock and leg
Call 911 for immediate medical attention if you or someone you are with is experiencing symptoms that might indicate a serious or life-threatening condition.
Skilled Care for Car Accident Injuries
For most injuries resulting from a motor vehicle accident, our doctors recommend an imaging exam to identify the extent and seriousness of your injury and arrange the most appropriate treatment. We treat minor to major car accident injuries with round-the-clock access to specialists in surgery, cardiology, orthopedics, neurology, and pediatrics, among other specialty areas.
Dignity Health Southern California excels in quality health care in a positive, healing environment. Contact us to learn more about our comprehensive medical services.
Dignity Health provides our communities expert diagnosis and treatment for car accident injuries in Southern California.