Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries.
Injuries can be minor or serious. For instance, more than 6 million broken bones occur each year in the United States, and 33 percent occur because of severe trauma, such as the trauma of a car crash.
Here, we see the usual suspects: whiplash, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury. Read on for more information on the common types of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident, by clicking on the graphic below.