According to decades of traffic research, the summer months are the most dangerous time to drive. This time of year you are more likely to be involved in an automobile accident and suffer from a car accident injury as a result. Part of the reason is the fact that drivers are more distracted. Drivers take less care when conditions are less hazardous out, the weather is nice, and visibility is high. Paradoxically, there are less accidents during the snowy winter months when it’s darker outside and the roads are more hazardous.
“The 100 Deadliest Days”
Another major reason for your higher risk of car accident injury this time of year is due to teen drivers. Teens are the most distractible drivers with the least experience or developed sense of good judgement. They are out on the roads more during their summer vacation. In fact, the time from Memorial Day to Labor Day is called “The 100 Deadliest Days” for teen drivers. Whether you are a teen driver or not, you’re sharing the road with them far more at this time of year.
What to Do If You Experience a Car Accident Injury
If you experience a car accident injury remain calm and stay safe. Move your vehicle onto the shoulder if you can and turn on your hazard lights. If you have severe injuries call 911 or ask the other driver or bystanders for help. Tell them you have severe injuries and ask them to call 911.
Get Expert Medical Help
Seeking immediate medical attention can make a major difference in the outcome of any legal action you take to seek damages for the injury and pain you have suffered. Medical doctors can document the extent of your injuries while also helping you to recover as fully and quickly as possible to protect your quality of life. Seek emergency room medical care for abrasions, cuts, bruises, burns, or other serious injuries, and be sure to follow up with a licensed chiropractor to assess the seriousness of any injuries to your joints and musculoskeletal system.
If you are suffering from whiplash or other injury due to a car accident we can help. Dr. Khreich utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach to deliver the most effective treatment for relief of whiplash, back pain and neck pain from auto accident injuries. Schedule an appointment with our Huntington Beach chiropractor and get on the road to recovery.