- March 13, 2023
- In accidents
As a parent or even a concerned vehicle passenger, you may wonder if there are any tips and tricks to surviving a car crash. In these unfortunate events, you risk being extremely injured or even worse. So, each time you get into a vehicle, you can use these tips to ensure your safety and help improve your chances of walking away from an accident.
If you find yourself a car accident victim, you want attorneys who will fight for your rights and ensure that you are compensated for your injuries. The attorneys at Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates are experienced in vehicle accidents and can help you ensure you receive the compensation and representation you deserve. To set up an appointment, call 888-848-5084 today or contact us online.
Most car manufacturers have researched extensively to find the safest ways for passengers to ride in vehicles. Based on the studies, the safest way for any individual in the vehicle to sit, especially in the back seat, is to sit upright. This means you should sit with your back against the seat and place your feet flat on the ground, just like you would in a chair.
Vehicles companies have created safety features in automobiles to work best when the passengers are sitting upright in the seats. This means you should not have your legs crossed, be sitting slouched, or be lying down. These positions can compromise safety and lead to higher chances of injuries if you are involved in a car accident.
Adjust Your Headrest
One of the most common injuries that stem from a car accident is whiplash or a neck sprain or injury. These are typically caused by the dramatic upon collision or when the vehicle comes to a complete stop very quickly. As humans, our necks are integral to many things we do every day. The neck houses critical parts of the spinal cord and allows us to move our heads. Even the smallest injury to your neck can cause extreme pain and difficulty moving and can negatively impact your quality of life.
An important way to avoid neck injuries is to take a few minutes and properly adjust the headrest to your proper height. Many times this is neglected. Adjusting the headrest gives your neck the support it needs to prevent major neck injuries from occurring in the case of an accident.
When adjusting the headrest, the top of the headrest should sit just below the top of your head. This ensures that your head will not whip back and forth, causing whiplash and more extreme neck injuries.
Sit In The Middle Seat
About 56 percent of car accidents occur as front impacts; this means that the passengers in the front are more likely to be injured. But as a back seat passenger, the risk of injury decreases. According to the research, the middle back seat is the safest place to sit in a vehicle during impact. A partial reason is that it’s the center of the car, so it is the most protected from frontal crashes, side crashes, and rear-end crashes.
But, if you are indeed sitting in the middle seat, it is imperative that you wear your seatbelt. Although it is the safest seat in the car, there is usually nothing stopping you from flying forward if the car stops extremely quickly. However, your seatbelt can help ensure you are safely fastened in your seat and do not move about the car in the case of an accident.
Our Attorneys Can Help
The attorneys at Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates are experienced in vehicle accidents and can help you ensure you receive the compensation and representation you deserve. To set up an appointment, call 888-848-5084 today or contact us online.
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