According to some car insurance estimates, every American that drives will file a claim for an auto accident about once every 18 years. Now, that’s assuming your driving skills are average (and, while I hate to break it to you, half of you reading this have skills below average).
That means if you got your license at age 16, odds are you’ll be involved in some kind of crash by the time you’re 34, at the latest. Over the course of your life, it’s not unrealistic to assume you’ll have a total of three to four accidents.
So, it’s safe to say that, if you live long enough, it’s only a matter of time until you get into your first car crash. Based on my experience over the years of treating patients involved in auto accidents, I can tell you it’s also safe to say that when this happens to you, you’re likely to be more concerned about the health of your crashed car than your injured body.
Strange as it may sound, people often put think of themselves LAST when they’re involved in a car crash. “It’s just a little soreness” or, “I only have just a few small bruises” are some things patients often tell me during their examination after a crash. Oddly, people often get more emotional about totaling a car they loved than the injuries they’ve sustained.
Since people often put their car before themselves, we put together a quick video that I think you’ll enjoy – “How to Listen to Your Body’s Check Engine Light”. Check it out and see why those aches and pains following a car crash shouldn’t just be brushed off.