ATTENTION: Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates is fully-operational during the COVID-19 global pandemic. We continue to handle cases and operate business as usual, in accordance with mandated safety guidelines.



Abuse Accident Accident attorney Accident attorneys accident injury Accident Tax accidents Amusement Park Accident attorney Auto Accident Auto Accidents auto insurance Auto Recalls Auto Settlement Automobile Accident bicycle accident bicycle accident attorneys Bicycle Accident Lawyer Bicycle Accidents Boat Accidents Brain Injuries Brain Injury brain injury accident brain injury attorney breaking Burn Injury Burn Injury Claim Bus Accident Cab Accident Car Accident car accident attorney car accident attorneys car accident injury Car Accident Lawyer car accidents Car Insurance Car Insurance Policies Case Results Catastrophic Injuries Class Action Lawsuit Clergy abuse Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Consortium Consortium Attorney Construction Accident construction accident attorney Construction Injury Corona Cross-Examination CRPS injury attorney Dangers of Riding Your Bike death Defective drugs Defective Product delayed accident injury Dental Malpractice Deposition Dog bite Dog Bite Injury Cases in California Dog Injuries Drug Recall Drug Recalls DUI DUI accident Elder Abuse Elder Neglect emotional distress Eviction Excessive Force FDA Funeral Home Funeral Home abuse Funeral Home Neglect Habbaspersonalinjury Habbaspilaw Head Injury Head-on Collision Hit and Run Hydroxycut Independent Medical Claim Injury injury accident Injury Attorney injury lawyer Insurance Insurance Claim Insurance Company Insurance Policy Irvine law law firm Lawsuit Lawsuits lawyers Legal Malpractice Los Angeles Los Angeles bicycle accident attorneys Los Angeles Bicycle Accident Lawyer Los Angeles car accident attorney Los Angeles soft tissue injury Malpractice Medical Claim Medical Malpractice Medical Opinions Motorcycle Accident motorcycle accident attorney Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Negligence Negligence Attorney Negligent Accident news News & Information news release Nursing Home Abuse Nursing Home Negligence nusring home abuse lawyer Orange County Orange County soft tissue injury Pedestrian Accident Pedestrian Accidents Pedestrian Death Pedestrian Injuries Personal Injury personal injury and accidents Personal Injury Attorney personal injury claim personal injury claims personal injury law firm personal injury lawsuit personal injury lawyer personal injury litigation Personal Injury Settlement Pharmaceutical Litigation Pharmaceuticals pills Police Brutality Premises Liability Product Liability Product Recalls Property Damage Recognitions Riverside Rollover Accidents Safe transport Settlements Sexual Abuse side effects Sidewalk Accident sleep sleepingaid sleepingpills Slip & Fall Slip and Fall slip and fall accident slip and fall accident attorney slip and fall accident causes smoke inhalation smoke inhalation injury soft tissue injury Spinal Cord Spinal Cord Injury Statute of Limitations Swine Flu Taxi Accident Technology Advancement Testimonials Tour Bus Toyota Recall Train Accidents Traumatic Brain Injury truck accident truck accident attorney truck accident claims truck accident lawyer Truck Accidents types of car accident UIM & UM Insurance Coverage Van Rollover Video Deposition Vioxx warning Wokers Comp Claims Work Injury Worngful Death Wrongful Death wrongful death attorney

The Value of Practicing Good Vehicle Posture

According to Harvard Health Watch, the average person spends 101 minutes a day driving. That equals approximately 37,935 hours of driving in an average lifetime. With all that time sitting upright in a vehicle, it starts to take a toll on the body. Especially on longer trips, people begin to situate themselves to a comfortable position to make the drive more tolerable. However, most vehicles are not designed for numerous seating positions.

Getting into a car collision is always a possibility. Although you may not be able to completely avoid a crash, you and your passengers can reduce the severity of your injuries by practicing good vehicle posture and following regulated safety procedures. Studies show that poorly positioned drivers and passengers have an increased risk of injury if they get into an accident.

The Effects of Your Seating Posture in an Accident

How you are positioned in a car can significantly impact your injuries in the event of a crash. Your injuries can be far more severe or even fatal, if you do not have good posture as a driver or a passenger. Also, it is crucial that you and your passengers follow regulated safety procedures in a vehicle. For example, if the passenger sitting up front does not meet the height or age requirements, in the event of an accident, their risk of suffering catastrophic injuries or death is much more likely.

Tips for Practicing Good Driving Posture

You can alleviate many posture-related discomforts while driving in a car and reduce the risk of injury in an accident by practicing the following postures:

  1. Support your back.

    You should slide your tailbone as close as possible to the seat back. If your car does not allow for the proper position, you should use a lumbar or back cushion.

  2. Lift your hips.

    Try to adjust your seat so that your thighs are supported along their entire length and your knees are slightly lower than your hips. This position allows an increased circulation to your back.

  3. Don’t sit too close to the dashboard.

    This tip applies whether you are a driver or passenger in a car. As a driver, you should be able to comfortably reach the pedals and completely press them with your entire foot while maintaining 10 inches or more from the steering wheel.

  4. Adjust the height of your seat.

    You should adjust the height of your seat so your eye level is at least three inches above the steering wheel.

  5. Lean back slightly.

    You should angle your seat only a little greater than a perpendicular 90 degrees. If you lean too far back, it can force you to push your head and neck forward, causing neck and shoulder pain.

  6. Adjust your mirrors.

    You can also avoid neck strain by making sure your rear-view and side mirrors are adjusted to your eye level. Adjust the mirrors so that you can see the traffic behind you without having to crane your neck.

Contact us!

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another party, you should discuss your legal options with an attorney as you may be entitled to compensation. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates have achieved over $135 million for their clients so far. For more information or to schedule a FREE consultation with one of the attorneys, call 949-558-2156.


  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Our firm is well experienced in injury matters and we understand the difficult time you are going through. We will guide you through the process and fight for you and your family to get the compensation you deserve.

Samer Habbas