Would you have guessed that the highest risk of car accident injury is during the spring? This includes the months of March, April and May.
It’s no April Fools’ Joke
According to data from one major automobile insurer, more policyholders disclose car accidents in the spring months than at any other time during the year. Their theory is that drivers are more alert and defensive during the winter months. Conversely, as the weather clears up and becomes warmer, drivers let their guard down and become more relaxed. Despite your best efforts at responsible and defensive driving, you may experience a car accident, especially at this time of year.
What to Do After a Car Accident Injury
If you are in a car accident, experts say it’s important to stay calm and keep safety in mind. If the vehicles are driveable and it is safe to do so, move them to the side of the road so as not to obstruct traffic. Conversely, if they are not driveable, set up warning signals and don’t forget to turn on your hazard lights. Report the accident to the police if you are on a public road or someone has a car accident injury. Also, be sure to take photos to document the vehicle damage and exchange contact information with the other driver(s). Include their name, phone number, address, insurance information, make and model of the vehicle(s), and license plate numbers.
If you experience neck pain as a result of a car accident injury it is important to seek medical help immediately. Our chiropractor at Fitness Chiropractic & Massage Therapy can assess the extent and severity of your injuries. We can offer treatments to alleviate pain and prevent injuries from worsening or adversely affecting your general health. If you suffered a car accident, visit our Huntington Beach chiropractor today.