5 Tips to Avoid Whiplash in a West Virginia Car Accident

Miley Legal Group

You can’t always avoid a West Virginia car accident, but there are things you can do to protect yourself from injury in the event that you are involved in one. Whiplash is one of the most common car accident injuries that occur on the road; there are about 250,000 whiplash-related injuries each year. There are 5 simple steps you can take to help avoid this common, but serious, injury.

  • If more than one person uses a vehicle, adjust the headrest for each driver;
  • Make sure the headrest is locked down when driving to avoid movement or coming loose in an accident;
  • Be sure to adjust your seat so that the steering wheel hits at the wrists when the arms are fully extended;
  • In older cars that may not have a headrest or is missing one, have them installed; and
  • Always wear your seat belt and drive sitting upright.

By doing these few easy things, you could save yourself from a painful whiplash injury. However, if you are in an accident and still suffer car accident injuries to the neck, back or head injury, call a West Virginia car accident attorney who can help you file a claim to receive compensation.