IF YOU'VE BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT YOUR HEALTH MAY SUFFER MORE THAN YOUR CAR!
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A MINOR ACCIDENT!
When it comes to your health, there is no such thing as a minor accident. If your car was injured, chances are you were too--even if there is no visible damage to your car. Weeks, months or even years later health problems CAN and DO appear.
FACT: Symptoms may not show up for months or even years following a Whiplash injury.
FACT: Up to 45% of the victims of Whiplash will have long-term pain.
FACT: The most common symptoms following Whiplash are neck pain, neck stiffness, shoulder pain, headache, pain between the shoulder blades, back pain, numbness and tingling, arm or leg pain or weakness, dizziness, lightheadedness.
FACT: Most rear-end impact crashes occur at speeds of 6-12 miles per hour.
FACT: Cars can crash at speeds of up to eight or nine miles per hour, and sometimes higher, without visible damage.
FACT: Injury to the neck occurs at collision speeds of five miles per hour. A car can crash at nearly twice this speed without showing damage.
FACT: Most cars are equipped with 5 miles per hour rated bumpers. When two cars equipped with these bumpers crash at 10 miles per hour there may be no visible damage to the cars.
FACT: There is no scientific basis for calculating the injury to the passengers of vehicles based on the damage to the vehicles.
FACT: Passengers of striking vehicles were injured only slightly less frequently than passengers of struck vehicles.