Highly Rated Head Restraints Minimize Neck Injuries
Whiplash and associated head, neck, and upper back injuries are very common when a car accident happens. Road safety researchers are constantly examining new technologies, features, and adjustments that can help drivers be safer on the road and minimize their damages if they are in an accident.
Rear-end crashes are by far the most common type of Arizona traffic accident and are most notably linked to neck strain and sprain injuries. In 2019, Arizona rear-end crashes accounted for 47,936 accidents or 43.15% of all crashes that were reported that year. Neck sprains can lead to chronic pain, migraines, blurred vision, and cluttered thought, just to name some of the many symptoms that can result from a rear-end crash that causes neck injuries.
If you have been injured in an Arizona automobile accident or you have a loved one that was injured in a traffic collision in Arizona, call the Phoenix serious injury attorneys at ELG. The Phoenix car accident attorneys at ELG only work on Arizona personal injury cases and we strive to provide every client the best legal counsel and individual customer service possible in the greater Phoenix region.
What Countermeasures Can Help Prevent Neck Injuries in a Car Accident?
According to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a seat and head restraint combination that has been given a high rating makes a substantial difference when it comes to avoiding or greatly reducing strains and sprains in the neck region after a car accident. In fact, a quality head and seat restraining combination have shown to decrease the rate of injury claims by 11% when compared to those vehicles that have a combination that is not rated as high. The quality of the head and seat restraint systems matter. When a car accident happens, women and small children tend to be at higher risk for sustaining more severe injuries. The study also showed that these two groups are gaining the most benefit and protection when in a car that has a highly-rated head and seat restraint combination.
More than a decade ago, the vast majority of these restraint systems that were examined did not rate well. Most of these combinations rated poorly with only approximately 9% given a good rating. Because the research into the effectiveness of these restraint systems is clear, U.S. regulations have been updated to reflect mandatory guidelines instructing all automobile manufacturers how to position the head and neck restraining system in all new cars. As of 2015, 95% of the new cars on the roads had a good rating, and not one of the models received a poor rating. In 2005, by contrast, over half of the models driving on the road had a poor rating.
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Call the Arizona Spanish-speaking, bilingual Phoenix serious injury attorneys at ELG right away when you have been hurt in a Phoenix traffic accident. We will immediately get to work on your injury claim and fight to protect your rights. The Phoenix personal injury attorneys can be reached at (623) 877-3600 to schedule your free consultation.