Automobile Accidents

Even with the advanced technology of modern cars, auto accidents are still the cause of almost 10 percent of visits to emergency rooms in the United States. Most of the vehicle accident injuries incurred by our patients involve the neck and the back, specifically, strains, injuries to the spine, and bruises. At Ascent Emergency Medical Center, you can get the care you need for all injuries – especially when you are involved in a motor car wreck.

Signs to Visit the ER – Car Wrecks

If you notice any of these symptoms after you have been involved in a car accident, then seek care from an ER near you:

  • Pain or swelling
  • Neck pain or stiffness
  • Back, shoulder blade, or rib cage pain
  • Headaches or numbness that may indicate spinal injuries

Some of the most common ER car accident injuries include:

  • Sprains of the neck and back
  • Bruises
  • Injuries to the spine
  • Sprains in other parts of the body
  • Fractures to various parts of the body
  • Open wounds

Causes of Car Accidents

The trauma that car wrecks cause is often due to the high-energy impact that occurs when they make contact with each other. This impact causes injuries that lead to emergency room visits. The number-one cause of these accidents is driver error, which makes up more than 90 percent of car accident causes.

There are other problems that cause accidents to occur and result in injuries, such as:

  • Glaring sun
  • Hazards on the road
  • Slickness or ice on roads
  • Extreme weather conditions

To be safe, you should avoid driving if there is severe weather or the roads are slick. Avoid ice patches, and if rain is too heavy for you to see, pull onto the side of the road until conditions are safer.

For ER Car Accident Treatment

If you find yourself in a situation where you need help after a car accident, visit Ascent Emergency Medical Center in Houston, TX for comprehensive care and treatment of any injuries you may have. With our advanced tools and equipment, we can spot issues and treat them quickly, so you can heal safely and without complications.

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