Accidents happen. Whether you’re at fault or you’re the victim of someone else’s negligence, a car accident can be a traumatic event — especially if you’re injured as a result. An alarming 1.25 million Americans lose their lives every year due to an automobile accident. And another 20-50 million are injured. Even if you’ve never been in a car accident, you’re sadly not safe from danger. Car accidents are more common than almost any other type of accident that leads to serious (and sometimes life-threatening) injury. The best way to avoid a car accident is to stay off the road. But this isn’t practical for most people. Between work and social obligations, the majority of Americans own at least one vehicle and spend several hours a day on the road. If you can’t avoid driving, you need to arm yourself with the information and safety tips necessary to avoid a life-changing accident.
Depending on the severity of your injury, a chiropractor may help as well. Chiropractors are skilled in realigning your spine and believe that proper alignment of the musculoskeletal system helps the body heal naturally. A professional like Dr. Ricardo Lalama can help put you on the right track to recovery. In the meantime, here are some of the most common car accident injuries, as well as tips for preventing and treating them.