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Initial exam, x-rays and treatment after a car accident are covered by PIP
car insurance in the State of Florida-often with NO money out of pocket.
Facts About Auto Injuries
A whiplash injury occurs when the head and neck are thrown suddenly in one direction and then rebound. Studies indicate that injury can occur at impact speeds as low as 8 mph-even when there is little or no damage to the car itself.
According to the National Transportation Safety Council: A one-vehicle accident at 10 mph is the physical equivalent of having a 50 lb. sack dropped on you from a 2 story elevation!
Seatbelts And Their Side-Effects
Many accident victims falsely assume that wearing their seatbelt reduces the risk of whiplash injury. Actually seatbelts can increase the likelihood and degree of neck injury. While experts agree that seat-belts do save lives,
holding the body firmly in the seat also increases the “whipping” action of the neck. The effect of this is increased injury to the neck and its supporting structures. Soft tissue injuries are frequently overlooked on x-rays and hence never treated. Make no mistake: soft tissue injuries can cause severe, debilitating pain after a car accident.
Have You Been Rear-Ended?
Although “getting rear-ended” represents only 20% of all motor vehicle accidents, they cause 80% of injuries. Most importantly, these injuries most commonly give persistent, long-term symptoms.
The Effects of Age
An older accident victim will generally suffer more serious injury because of the decreased elasticity of the body, lack of flexibility and strength,and slower healing rate. Fact: Auto accident victims have an 80% higher
incidence and quicker onset of osteoarthritis.
If you have been in a car accident with an impact of 10 mph or greater, we highly recommend you get checked out by your local chiropractor, who is well trained to evaluate and treat these types of injuries.
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