Would you have guessed that the highest risk of car accident injury is during the Spring months of March, April, and May?
It’s no April Fools’ Joke
According to data from one major automobile insurer, more car accidents are disclosed by policyholders 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, and as the weather clears up and becomes warmer, drivers let their guard down and become more relaxed in the Spring.
Despite your best efforts at responsible and defense driving, you may be involved in a car accident, especially at this time of year.
If you are involved 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.
If they are not driveable, set up warning signals and don’t forget to turn on your hazard lights.
Report the accident to police if you are on a public road or someone is injured.
Also, be sure to take photos to document the vehicle damage and exchange contact information with the other driver(s), including name, phone and address, insurance information, make and model of the vehicles, and license plate numbers.
If as a result of a car accident injury, you notice any neck pain or back pain, it is important to contact a chiropractic care specialist sooner rather than later.
Our chiropractors at Fitness Chiropractic and Massage Therapy can help provide you with the assurance of a trained expert in assessing the extent and severity of your injuries, and offer treatments to alleviate pain and prevent injuries from worsening or adversely affecting your general health.