We can help to play a role in your overall recovery and rehabilitation in the months and weeks that follow your accident.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
At Fitzroy Medical Clinic, we understand how distressing it can be to be involved in a motor vehicle accident.
Our medical team will help in your road to recovery – both physically and mentally from a motor vehicle accident and will refer you to appropriate specialists if required.
If your motor vehicle accident is serious, you are likely to be taken to hospital immediately.
Fitzroy Medical Clinic can help to play a role in your overall recovery and rehabilitation in the months and weeks that follow your accident.
What type of injuries can be caused by motor vehicle accidents?
There are a wide range of injuries that you can obtain from a motor vehicle accident and generally this will depend largely on the accident itself.
Injuries can generally be broken down into the following categories:
Head and Back injuries
These can range from serious brain injuries, to mild concussion and vision problems. You could experience nerve damage caused by damage to the spinal cord or common issues such as a herniated disk.
Neck and Chest Injuries
One of the most common motor vehicle accident injuries is whiplash which is caused by sudden movement of the head and neck.
Chest injuries can be more severe in those with pre-existing heart problems and can cause cardiac arrest. Internal bleeding can also be an issue.
These can vary from injuries to external limbs, to broken bones and torn ligaments. You should also be aware of emotional distress and disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder.
This is something that can affect those travelling as passengers in the car who may not have been physically injured
How we can help
Following your emergency medical care, our expert team of GP’s can help with your rehabilitation – always referring you to specialists such as physical therapists wherever necessary.
Our supportive team will be with you every step of the way and always feel free to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with us following your motor vehicle accident.