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Car accidents kill an average of 90 people a day in the U.S., according to data from the Centers for Disease Control. Accidents involving cars, motorcycles, pedestrians and trucks cost $380 million in medical expenses in 2013, the CDC reports. That’s a significant figure and translates to high-dollar medical costs and other economic losses for individuals injured in a Maryland car accident.
Many traffic accidents are minor, and victims recover quickly but not all victims are that lucky, and they suffer catastrophic injuries. We’ll discuss some the common car accident injuries that result from traffic accidents below:
The Mayo Clinic says that there are 200,000 neck injuries in the U.S. each year. Neck injuries resulting from car accidents can be minor or debilitating depending on the force of the crash, the location of impact and whether a victim was restrained at the time of a crash. Whiplash is a common neck injury for victims of road collisions.
Another injury typical for the car crash victim are back injuries. A herniated disk or a transverse process fracture, dislocation fractures or axial burst can leave an accident victim unable to walk or work for long periods. Back injuries are hard to recover from, leaving a victim unable to engage in the activities they enjoyed before their auto crash.
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