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Traffic Accidents (Overview)

Motor vehicle accident (MVA) is an event that is a common cause of injury, disability, and death, because of the high speed of impact and the large mass of the vehicles. An MVA can be automobile vs. automobile, auto vs. motorcycle, motorcycle vs. motorcycle, motor vehicle vs. bicyclist/pedestrian, or motor vehicle vs. a large stationary object.


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Can you tell me an example of injuries caused by traffic accidents?

Can you tell me an example of injuries caused by traffic accidents?

Ankle fractures...: Pilon fracture, Lis Franc's dislocation, open ankle fracture, patella fracture....to name a few of a very long list... ...Read more

Traffic Accidents (Overview)

Motor vehicle accident (MVA) is an event that is a common cause of injury, disability, and death, because of the high speed of impact and the large mass of the vehicles. An MVA can be automobile vs. automobile, auto vs. motorcycle, motorcycle vs. motorcycle, motor vehicle vs. bicyclist/pedestrian, or motor vehicle vs. a large stationary object.


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I read that in the united states more people die from medical errors than for traffic accidents. True?

I read that in the united states more people die from medical errors than for traffic accidents. True?

Deaths due med error: Yes it is true, acoording to different statistics, there is no dout more people die of preventable medical errors than traffic accidents.Approximately more than 100, 000 people die from medical errors in us.And approx just over 40000 die from traffic accidents. ...Read more

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How many teen drivers die yearly from road traffic accidents?

How many teen drivers die yearly from road traffic accidents?

How many teen driver: In 2009 3000 teens between the ages of 15 to 19 were killed in us and 350000 were taken to er for emergency treatment. ...Read more

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Is it safe for passerby to extricate victims in traffic accidents?

SAFE?TO EXTRICATE: I can not recommend that due to the lability issues.If you want to be good samaritan you have to sure mind that if you do extricate will it make the injuries worse, and you are liable for that in this litigenous envoirenment.Some states have good samaritan laws for traffic accident rescuers.But in 2008 a woman was sued for rescue effort in car crash, she pulled a waman out of the car. ...Read more

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Bit of a distractable driver, so keep thinking im causing traffic accidents.?

Bit of a distractable driver, so keep thinking im causing traffic accidents.?

That's scary!: Why do you think you are causing accidents!please address right away if you think you have. It is good to know you are distractable, so you have to be sure not to text while driving, or maybe even talk on the phone.Be careful with music, too. Don't try to eat/drink, apply make-up, read, or other "tempting activities".You must focus on driving at all times if you are worried.Consider driving course. ...Read more

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What is the leading organ injury in a motor vehicle accident?

Leading organ injury: Leadind the list of organs is the injury to the spleen, spleenic rupture or laceration and may require emergency splenectomy. ...Read more

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I was disabled due to motor vehicle accident. What is the best insurance for me?

Disability: It depends on the injuries and prognosis, and if any settlement from the insurance company.If you are totally and permanently disabled you may be eligible for ssi and/or medicare insurance.Talk to a social worker, your attorney or social security office. ...Read more

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What would cause migraines weeks after a motor vehicle accident?

What would cause migraines weeks after a motor vehicle accident?

Headaches auto accid: Post traumatic headaches are quite common and will go away after few weeks and are not serious but it is well documented that some headaches will persist and some have clinical features of megraine and have to be treated successfullly with anti migraine meds, why it happens is not known.Although we know regular headaches may be due to neck injury, or post traumatic headaches. ...Read more

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What is the most frequent organ injured in a motor vehicle accident?

REQUENT ORGAN INJURY: It is spleen which may rupture or get lacerated and may need emergency splenectomy. ...Read more

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I've been getting migraines after a motor vehicle accident, what do you recommend?

See pcp: Recomend you see a physician and be check, some diagnostics test may be needed such as x-ray of your cervical spine and some times MRI if physical exam shows some neurological compromise. ...Read more

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Motor Vehicle Accident (Definition)

Motor vehicle accident (MVA) is an event that is a common cause of injury, disability, and death, because of the high speed of impact and the large mass of the vehicles. An MVA can be automobile vs. automobile, auto vs. motorcycle, motorcycle vs. motorcycle, motor vehicle vs. bicyclist/pedestrian, or motor vehicle vs. ...Read more