Frequently Asked Auto Injruy Questions in Tooele

Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about auto injuries in Tooele. There are many misconceptions when it comes to automobile injuries. In fact, many people assume that if the injury isn’t apparent, they don’t need to seek medical treatment. It is important to understand how most injuries are caused in an auto accident, as well as situations in which individuals are most likely to sustain injuries or be in an auto accident.

If our FAQ page about auto injuries doesn’t answer your specific questions, feel free to call us at (435) 243-5542 and ask our expert team for more relevant information.

Can you be injuried if the care isn't damaged?

Yes, you can be injured even if the vehicle hasn’t sustained damage. When it comes down to it, the individual and the car are two separate entities. Even if the car hasn’t sustained damage, the passenger or driver may have sustained whiplash or other potential injuries. Even if the vehicle hasn’t sustained damage or the damage is minimal, it is still important to visit a medical professional to ensure that you don’t have an injury or complication from the accident.

Does damage of the car correlate to level of injury?

Not necessarily. Ultimately, a car is designed to withstand impacts. However, accidents at speeds slightly higher than 10 MPH tend to result in fewer injuries than accidents that occur at speeds slower than 10 MPH.

This is because the car will absorb more of the impact through crumple zones. When a car is in a lower speed impact, it won’t crumble, which transfers the energy directly through the car, which can place this impact on your person.

Why does Whiplash Cause Injury, when the Head and Neck Don’t Travel Further than Usual?

Your head weighs a significant amount: approximately 8-10 pounds. Your neck has limited stability, especially when forced to move at high speeds. Muscles, blood vessels, tendons, fascia, and nerves function in a way similar to silly putty. Silly putty can stretch when gently and slowly pulled apart, but will break apart immediately when the movement is abrupt. Whiplash puts this same pressure on your muscles and other components of the neck.

How do Icy Roads Contribute to Injury?

First and foremost, it is more likely that an individual will lose control of their vehicle on icy roads, which leads to an increased chance of an accident. Many people think that, because cars tend to sustain less damage on icy roads, they will similarly be less likely to be injured.

This isn’t true. When an accident occurs on an icy road, it is likely that the car will move much more than if it was on a dry road. This movement is ultimately what leads to extreme injury with those inside of the vehicle.

How do Rainy Roads Contribute to Accidents?

Rain makes roads more slippery, which can make it easy to lose control of the vehicle. Keep in mind that the first 30 minutes of a rainstorm tend to be the most dangerous. This is due to the rain lifting oils from the surface of the road, which simply enhances the slippery quality of the street.


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Muscle and Joint Chiropractic
250 North Main Street Suite A
Tooele, UT 84074
(435) 243-5542