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Injuries Caused By Car Accidents

Signs of Common Car Accident Injuries

The impact of any car accident can lead to major injuries. Accident victims often end up in the ER, undergo major surgery, or released with the advisement that they see a  pain and injury specialist.

No matter how safe of a driver you may be, there is no avoiding the other guys’ reckless driving. Aggressive, unpredictable driving on New York roads is a certainty. You always notice drivers pulled over to the side of the road because they were in minor car accidents.

During the first three months of 2021, 4,332 motorists were hurt in car accidents in New York City, with 2,564 passengers also sustaining serious injuries. The roads were not just dangerous for those in vehicles either, but for bicyclists and pedestrians, too *NYCopendata

CAR CRASHES

The CDC reported 2.1 million emergency department visits from car crashes.

Why are crashes stem from:

Speeding

Distracted driving

Driving while under the influence

U.S. National Traffic Awareness Month in August draws our attention to Traffic Safety Awareness. Every day, tens of hundreds of people, both pedestrians and drivers or passengers, become victims of avoidable vehicle accidents. We checked in with New York car accident doctors from CitiMedNY, on some ways that car accidents can impact a driver or its passengers.

High-speed collisions and those that cause your car to roll are the most likely to result in injuries. “Cars have the best protection when hit from the front or the back,” suggested accident doctors at CitiMedNY. “The risk of injury significantly increases for side impacts.”

What happens physically after a minor car accident?

Minor car accidents can also cause trauma to the body. Swelling from tissue damage, pulled muscles, sprains (such as whiplash), and more. An accident victim may not get the full effect of their injuries until hours or days later causing a lot of stiffness or pain.

Injury Signs to look for…

Minor accidents can significantly injure one’s body.

The most common injuries from minor car crashes include:

Neck strain:

Whiplash is a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, like the cracking of a whip. Whiplash is commonly caused by rear-end car accidents. Feb 11, 2022 Mayoclinic

Symptoms of a neck strain:

Pain in the back of the neck or upper shoulder becomes more painful as you move your head.

Difficulty moving or rotating the head or neck.

Headaches that feel worse in the back of the head.

Increased irritability or fatigue.

Decreased range of motion or stiffness in the neck.

Soft tissue injuries: Cuts, sprains, or bruises affecting your skin, muscles, and tendons.

Head and brain injuries: These injuries can cause headaches, balance problems, and issues with your memory or thinking. And if you take blood thinners, you’re also more likely to get bleeding inside your head.

If you’re ever in a car accident in New York, don’t hesitate to get checked out by a car accident doctor. You’ll at least catch some issues early on. That could stop them from developing into something more serious.

Injuries from Car Accidents Treated By CitiMedNY Doctors.

Injuries from car accidents can sometimes be overlooked by accident victims. Patients who have thought they had minor injuries soon come to find out that they have serious injuries. CitiMedNY accident doctors treat and rehabilitate car accident victims.

Our injury clinic locations throughout New York & New Jersey include specialists in:

Orthopedics

Neurology

Pain Management

CitiMedNY injury doctors can help you make the best possible recovery after sustaining soft tissue injuries from car accidents.