I'll have many car accident patient's reply that their automobile was/wasn't damaged severely. This is a common perception that the damage on the outside of the car is equal to the damage that the body sustains. At least, that is what attorney's for the insurance company will want you to believe.
Vehicles are made much differently than they were 10, 20, 30 years ago. Today, cars are made to crush under impact. The reason is to disperse the energy of the accident to not affect the occupants of the car. There is research out there that shows people car get injured in accidents in as low as 3 miles per hour. Why does this happen? When a car has minor damage, the vehicle doesn't crush under impact and the force of the impact travels through the car and the occupants. Combine this with seatbelts, we all need to wear our seatbelts to save lives, but there is a product liability in that the seatbelts restrict the body to the car seat, while the force of the impact pushes the body forward while restrained. This causes the body to move quickly, and forcefully in the opposite direction. This results in pulling of muscles, tendons and joints which can lead to whiplash, muscle pain and even bone fractures.
If you have been in an auto accident, no matter how much damage is done to your vehicle, it is important to get checked out by a trauma trained physician. You can see my credentials here: https://www.uschirodirectory.com/index.php
If you are in the Elmhurst, Villa Park, Downers Grove, Bensenville, Lombard, Stone Park, Melrose Park, Northfield, Bellwood, Berkeley or Oak Brook area and are experiencing whiplash, headaches, spinal stenosis, disc bulges, disc herniations, blurred vision, numbness and tingling in the arms and legs call Auto Accident Pain Relief Center of Illinois 24/7 at 800-862-5914.