If you have been in an auto accident, some impacts can have more or less damage to your body, and vehicle depending on the point of impact. Rear end collisions are common. They occur when either one car is stopped and the other car rear ends them, or one car slows down while moving and the second car doesn't stop in time. Rear end collisions are bad for several reasons. First, this is the typical whiplash accident where the person in either car has their neck flex forward and then backward in a split second at impact. Sometimes people don't even know what happened because of how quick the accident occurs. Second, you have your seatbelt on. Seatbelts save lives but they also cause damage to the body when they restrict the passengers from moving forward. Typical injuries occur from whiplash include neck pain, headaches, jaw pain, shoulder pain, back pain and concussions.
Auto accidents that occur from the side, or at an angle can be worse than rear end collisions because the vector of force can cause shearing of tissues including bone (spinal facet joints), muscles and a greater chance of occupant's body of striking an object in the car, steering wheel, arm rest, etc. If an injured person has their head turned looking out the window or the head positioned down, this will cause more damage including a chance for spinal fracture or ligament failure. It is important for the injured person to try their best to recall the position they were in at the time of impact. This may be difficult to do, but important none the less. This can be important to the integrity of the case.
If you have been injured in a car accident and are experiencing neck pain, headaches, low back pain, sciatica, spinal stenosis, shoulder pain or whiplash and you live in the Chicagoland area like, Elmhurst, Villa Park, Lombard, Oak Brook, Northlake, Melrose Park, Berkeley, Bellwood, Bensenville, Addison or Westchester, call Auto Accident Pain Relief Center of Illinois 24/7 at 800-862-5914.