YOU SHOULD BE CONCERNED ABOUT CAR ACCIDENTS IN NORTH TEXAS
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, in 2016 there were 630,931 crashes in the state of Texas involving 1,263,335 vehicles and affecting 1,655,667 people. That’s more people than the populations of most cities. And of those accidents, 14,202 were serious with 17,582 people sustaining acute injuries.
It’s clear that motor vehicle accidents are a severe problem in Texas. And if you look at lists of cities with the most car accidents per year, it’s not unusual to find a number of North Texas cities heading those lists. The Dallas/Fort Worth area sees tens of thousands of car accidents each and every year. In Dallas alone, in 2016 there were 38,823 car accidents involving 81,022 vehicles and 103,388 people.
Texas DOT statistics show that many accidents are 2 car crashes as opposed to single car accidents and usually involve more than 2 people. Though many of us believe we are good drivers, therefore, the danger isn’t as high for us, the fact is that we cannot control the actions of other drivers. Even if we always drive defensively, we can still be hit by, or riding in the car of, another driver. Thus, it’s important for each of us to take car accident and injury statistics seriously and understand the risks every time we get on the road.
Be prepared. Know in advance what you will do if you are in a car accident—whether you are the driver or a passenger. Always plan to get checked out for injuries after an accident, even if you believe you are fine. Shock and adrenaline can mask some injuries and their seriousness. Even if the accident seems minor, severe problems can result. And don’t forget, seatbelts and airbags meant to protect us can cause their own issues like neck and shoulder injuries. As a matter of fact, though using your seatbelt could save your life in a car accident, doing so will not protect you from whiplash, which is extremely common—and can cause severe and lingering problems—after even the smallest accident.
At Accident and Injury Chiropractic, we know how to treat whiplash along with other car accident injuries. As a matter of fact, all we do is treat injuries from motor vehicle crashes. With clinics conveniently located throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area, you’re sure to find an Accident and Injury Chiropractic near you. Get familiar with our locations today. Hopefully, you’ll never need to see us because of a car crash, but if you do, know that we will take excellent care of you and have you back on the roads as soon as possible.