Whiplash Injury in Utah Valley at Low Speeds
What if you've been in a car accident and your vehicle sustained no visible damage, but your neck hurts after the collision.
Does that mean you weren’t really injured?
It means that you surpassed the injury threshold (which has been found to be 2.5 miles per hour) without surpassing the vehicle’s threshold for damage. For example, the impact could have been 10 mph. Too low for bumper damage, but still 4 times the threshold for human injury.
In a low-speed collision, the kinetic forces that are transferred from the other vehicle into your vehicle are not dampened or bled off by your bumper.
Instead, the force is transmitted through the vehicle, into your seat, and to your spine, resulting in injury.
If your body or neck are jolted or jerked by the impact, it's likely you've been injured.
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