Many people think they can predict the likelihood of people getting injured in a car accident by the amount of vehicle damage that occurs.
Nothing could be further from the truth!
When a vehicle gets damaged in a crash, the body/frame/etc. crumples and absorbs a lot of the energy that would otherwise be transferred to the occupants. Thus, more crumpling equals more energy being absorbed by the vehicle. But, because the threshold for injury is different for every person, it is impossible to correlate the presence or amount of vehicle damage to the possibility/severity of injury.
Anyone who says otherwise is using junk science.
Therefore, if you’re involved in any type of motor vehicle collision, be sure to be evaluated (and treated!) for injuries.
Marcum Chiropractic’s Dr. Hartwig is a biomechanical expert with years of experience treating people injured in auto accidents and will help you recover as quickly as possible.