The sheer number of people getting hurt in auto accidents is actually at an all-time low since 1961, but with more and more drivers on the road and a serious rash of hit-and-runs, the totals in personal injuries and property damage is on the rise.
Many people who are injured in auto accidents suffer only minor pain and some none at all. Yet there are many occasions when someone suffers a more serious personal injury, such as:
Neck Injuries: these injuries generally occur when an automobile is rear-ended. The head suddenly jerks forward and then, backwards. Many times, a person has to wear a neck brace to help the neck heal more easily and so that one cannot easily strain it again.
Head and Brain Injuries: Trauma to the head can cause chronic headaches that can last for a short period of time or permanently. Brain bleeding may cause the swelling of brain tissue which often leads to the destruction and damage of brain cells and decreases the flow of blood to, from and within the brain, which could ultimately lead to brain damage.
Broken Bones: This occurs when a person’s arms and / or legs are hit so hard that the bone is actually broken. In most cases, the appendage is placed in a plaster cast for several weeks to several months, so the bones can heal.
Spinal Cord Injuries: The most serious injury a person can suffer from an auto accident is damage to the spinal cord which can cause permanent paralysis. Permanent paralysis happens when nerves that are responsible for transporting brain signals to our organs are damaged. Full paralysis happens when the spinal cord is cut.
Paying attention to other drivers can greatly reduce or lessen injuries in car accidents. Always avoid speeding and swerving. You may think you need to get somewhere fast or that you’ll be late for an appointment, but it’s always safer to be late than to be sorry.
Make sure other drivers can see you at all times. Keep your headlights and taillights on at all times.
NEVER DRIVE WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE.
Obey the rules of the road, traffic signs, and stoplights.
Make sure your vehicle is in tip-top shape to avoid issues on the road.
BUCKLE UP. Ever hear the term, “Click it or ticket”? It’s not there to scare us. This is in place to make sure that all passengers in your vehicle are safe and to help avoid injuries or death in an auto accident.
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Thanks to Fine Chiropractic for the great info!