Thousands of Americans are injured in car accidents on a daily basis. If you are involved in a car accident here are 7 facts that you need to know:
1. The amount of physical damage to your car is not directly proportional to the severity or seriousness of your injuries. In another words, lack of or minor physical damage to your car does not mean that you are not injured or should not have any pain, aches or other symptoms.
2. A low speed or bumper to bumper collision does not translate to absence of injury. Collisions occurring at speeds as low as 15 miles per hour could still cause significant injuries.
3. Problems and symptoms associated with auto accident injuries are not always immediately apparent and sometimes it might take a few weeks for the symptoms to appear.
4. Car accident injuries are not limited to neck and back pain or stiffness. The impact could also cause leg or arm pain, numbness and tingling, headaches, sleep disturbances, memory problems, fatigue, vomiting, nausea, dizziness, and blurred vision just to name a few.
5. Some of the slight or minor injuries could heal on their own in a short time but the longer a problem linger the longer it will take to be treated and the more likely it will become a chronic condition.
6. In Massachusetts drivers and passengers are covered by their automobile insurance Personal Injury Protection (PIP) for their medical expenses up to $8000.00, no matter if they are in fault or not.
7. The majority of auto accident victims suffer from spinal sprain and strain injuries which respond well to conservative care such as chiropractic care and physical therapy which are safe and effective.