OCCUPANTS OFTEN SUFFER MORE THE THE CAR !
Whiplash is most commonly received from riding in a car that is struck from behind or that collides with another object. When the head is suddenly jerked back and forth beyond its normal limits, the muscles and ligaments supporting the head and spine can be stretched or torn. The soft, pulpy discs between spinal bones can bulge, tear, or rupture. Vertebrae can be forced out of their
normal position, reducing range of motion.
Collisions that occur during sporting events, slips, falls or automobile crashes can all have a damaging effect on your neck and back.
These types of collision-related injuries ate often
called a “whiplash”.
The resulting instability of the spine and soft
tissues can contribute to headaches, dizziness,
blurred vision, pain in the shoulders, arms and
hands, reduced ability to turn and bend, and
low back problems. As the body attempts to
adapt, symptoms may not appear until weeks
or even months later.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT
The law requires that the driver of a car involved in an auto accident must stop if anybody is heard word there is damage to any car .
2. ASSIST THE INJURED
If you are able, your first duty after stopping your car is to check for injured persons.
3. PREVENT FURTHER ACCIDENTS
Take all possible precautions to prevent further accidents. Try to have someone stationed to warn approaching vehicles. Set out road flares or signal lights.
4. CALL THTHE POLICE
Always call the local police department or Highway Patrol immediately, even where there are apparently no injuries or serious damage to property .
5 . IDENTIFY THE OTHER DRIVER
Get the other drivers name, address, phone number, license number of the car he is, and have him show you his drivers license and insurance card .
Get the names, addresses and phone numbers of any witnesses as soon as you can – both eyewitnesses and all others who might have some information.
7. ASSIST THE POLICE
Remained at the scene until the police arrive. Cooperate with the police by telling them the basic facts. Remember: you do not have to give an opinion as to the cause of the accident.
8. TAKE NOTES
Complete the accident information form(see picture)
9. INJURED ?
Serious injuries do not always result in immediate pain or bloodshed. If no ambulance is available, have someone drive you to the emergency room of the nearest hospital . Then, see Drmike.
Do not comment on the accident to anyone but your attorney. Keep your notes and information strictly to yourself. State law requires only that you give your name, address and license number of the vehicle you are driving and that you show your driver’s license.
11. SEE YOUR ATTORNEY
Don’t have one ? Ask Dr. Mike, he has worked with most of the attorneys in the inland Empire and can guide you to the proper attorney. Protect your rights as soon as possible , or you may lose them !
IMMEDIATELY TO SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION TO SEE IF YOU HAVE HIDDEN INJURIES !
CALL NOW ! 909-648-3551