What is Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries?

Motor vehicle injuries are also called ‘road-traffic injuries’ or ‘road crashes’ and account for a vast proportion of fatal injuries. The estimated annual toll is 1.25 million out of a total of 5 million fatal injuries worldwide (World Health Organization's Global status report on road safety 2015). In other words, more than 3400 people die everyday in road crashes, while about 30 000 are seriously injured. They are defined as a collision involving at least one vehicle in motion on a public or private road that results in at least one person being injured or killed (WHO, 2004). Sometimes a road traffic injury may also refer to an automobile striking a human or animal. Therefore, prevention strategies may differ by type of road user who participates in traffic.


A healthy back is central to almost everything we need to do. Back injuries and associated back pains can negatively impact every facet of our lives from work and school to sleeping and driving.
In most motor vehicle accidents, the lower back is the most common back injury. Car accident victims often suffer from sprained backs, herniated discs and broken or fractured vertebrae.
Since the lower back is so central to human mobility, back injuries often require months, and sometimes years, of physical therapy to heal.
In the meantime, the injured party is forced to try and resume their lives while experiencing extreme pain and limited mobility.
Drivers make poor decisions on Americas roadways and then cause motor vehicle accidents that then have catastrophic injuries. When they make such poor driving decisions, they must be held accountable for their negligent actions.

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