The Florida DMV reports that in a car accident, you are much more likely to be killed if you are not wearing a seatbelt. In the State of Florida, all passengers in the front seat of cars, pick-up trucks, and vans must wear a seatbelt along with all passengers under 18 riding in the vehicle. Children ages 3 and younger must be secured in a federally-approved child-restraint seat, and children ages 4-5 must -be secured by either a federally approved child restraint seat or safety belt.
The failure to wear a seatbelt is the primary cause of auto accident injuries, further stressing the importance of wearing a seatbelt. Seatbelts protect you from being thrown from a vehicle where your risk of death is five times greater. Moreover, by securing drivers in their seat, seatbelts further enable them to remain in control of the car.
Auto accident injuries can be chronic, lasting for many years. Auto accident injuries may involve a great deal of pain, stress, and trauma, especially for those who suffer from whiplash. This condition occurs when the neck and head snap back-and-forth very quickly, injuring the ligaments, soft tissues, neck, and lower back in the process.
In addition to whiplash, auto accident injuries can result in neck and back pain, muscle soreness and stiffness, and numbness and tingling in the arms or legs. Unfortunately, most people who have sustained injuries from an auto accident do not receive chiropractic care, as it is not presently available in emergency rooms.
Patients suffering from the effects of auto accident injuries have realized excellent overall results with ongoing treatment from chiropractors like the skilled physicians at Wasserman Chiropractic in Coral Springs and Jupiter. If you’ve suffered injuries due to an auto accident, Wasserman Chiropractic can help ease your pain comfortably and safely. Call us today at 954-755-1980 in Coral Springs and 561-747-5234 in Jupiter to schedule your consultation.