Also some interesting news:
The speed at which accident victims may be injured in rear-impact car crashes is amazingly low.
Recent research articles have shown that the human threshold for neck injuries in a rear-impact automobile collision is only 2.5 mph.
For years the personal injury field has used 5 mph as a consensus figure for injuries. Brault, et al has shown that the 5 mph figure was indeed double the actual figure. Others have shown that slow speed collisions actually cause more injury than collisions with more vehicle damage.
Common Medical Mistakes:
•Assuming you are not injured because your pain is mild
•Assuming you aren’t hurt because your car wasn’t
•Believing the ER doctor when he or she says “it’s just a strain, you’ll be better in a couple of days…”
•Treating with non auto accident specialists like your general chiropractor, family medical doctor, HMO doctor, etc. Accident injuries are not the same as gardening strains, and require advanced training.
(Source Dr Barry Marks)
Rest assured all the doctors and therapists at Coastal Chiropractic Clinic are highly trained experts - not only in health & wellness, but also personal injury care.
If you have been in an accident get checked immediately. New Florida laws require a checkup within two weeks or you lose all your health benefits. It is common to feel little or no pain just after an accident, a few simple tests by an expert can determine if there are any injuries.