One of the most common, and most serious, injuries you can sustain in a car accident is a neck or head injury. Depending on the severity of the injury, you could be dealing with high medical bills, time away from work and a lengthy recovery period. A personal injury claim may help you recover some compensation to deal with these expenses, and a Gainesville car accident attorney can help you file your claim.
However, you may be able to prevent a neck injury altogether by following these safety tips:
- Make sure your headrest is installed and positioned at the correct height.
- Wear your seat belt.
- If you think you are about to be in a car accident, put your head back against the head rest and keep your body facing forward in your seat.
- Buy a car with high rear-crash safety ratings – some of the worst neck injuries occur in rear end collisions.
Even with the best safety precautions, you can still become injured in a car accident. A Gainesville car accident attorney can help if you call 540-341-0007 and schedule a free case evaluation. Let the team at Dulaney, Lauer and Thomas fight to get you the compensation you deserve.