Even a small car crash can be traumatizing. The severity of your injuries can vary based on a number of different factors, such as
- Seatbelts – Whether or not you are wearing a seatbelt at the time of the incident can have a huge effect on how severe your injuries are. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention note that seatbelts can help reduce serious injuries by as much as 50 percent.
- The location of impact – Where your vehicle is hit – whether on the side, rear or front – can also make a major difference in the type of injury you suffer.
- The position you are facing – Depending on the way you are facing, this could cause strains or soft tissue damage.
- The speed at which the accident takes place – While higher speed accidents are likely to cause much more serious damage and injuries, even slower car wrecks can cause victims substantial pain and suffering.
- Whether airbags deployed – Airbags can help to reduce the risk of suffering a serious head, neck or chest injury. An airbag that does not deploy can lead to an individual striking their head against the steering wheel or other portion of the vehicle, which can lead to a concussion or traumatic brain injury.
These are some things to be aware of in case of an accident. Remembering as many details as you can after an accident can help doctors aid you and also give your attorney notes on how to help you.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a car accident, Ryan can help. Contact the Law Office of Ryan C. Solis, PLLC, at (956) 686-9600 for your free legal consultation today.