Car accidents often lead to spinal damage, diminished mobility, and pain for those involved, regardless of how much damage either vehicle sustains. Accident injuries tend to be slow to heal as most accident victims require four to six weeks of rest and treatment to recover.
In the hundreds of car collision injury cases that our Jonesboro Chiropractors have treated, the staff at AICA Jonesboro have learned what situations patients should try to avoid to protect themselves from accident injuries.
Check out the following information that highlights some of the most common ways accident injuries occur and how you can potentially avoid them.
Georgia law requires drivers to keep a healthy distance between their vehicle and those in front of them. Too often, tailgaters or people who drive too closely behind the vehicle in front of them get into an accident when some situation occurs that causes the lead driver to use their brakes. Rear-end collisions are notorious for causing tissue damage, fractured bones, and Whiplash Injury – all of which require immediate Chiropractic treatment to prevent permanent damage.
When driving through Atlanta’s traffic-congested highways, try to stay three seconds worth of distance behind the vehicle in front of you to give yourself enough time to react to any sudden situation that may arise. For poor weather conditions, it’s recommended to increase this distance to five or six seconds.
Similar to the kind of accidents that are associated with traffic jams, dead stop collisions are often caused by distracted drivers. To avoid these accidents, try to keep a close eye on your rear view mirror when slowing down or stopping to ensure that the driver behind you is aware of your actions.
Those driving in the middle lane are vulnerable to accidents since drivers on both sides often enter the middle lane without using their signals. Don’t become a sitting duck waiting for an accident to take place, try to remain on either the right or left side of a highway at all times.
The majority of car accidents occur as a result of cross traffic or when drivers try to enter a busy road. When getting onto the interstate or a major highway, look both ways and use all of your mirrors to make sure that there aren’t other vehicles approaching or in your blind spot.
Whiplash and other common accident injuries can cause other chronic conditions and health complications if left untreated. If you or a loved one are involved in an accident, contact AICA Jonesboro for immediate treatment.
You can contact or call our clinic by dialing (404) 602-0387.