Auto Injury Related Statistics
- Minimum Accident Speed To Cause Injury
- Time for Symptoms to Present
- Number of Disabilities from Automobile Accidents
- Symptom Resolution Statistics
- Number of Annual Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Injury Severity in Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Likelihood of being Involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident
- Annual Costs of Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Who Pays For Injuries Sustained In Motor Vehicle Accidents
Minimum Accident Speed to Cause Injury
Studies involving live humans have demonstrated that a motor vehicle accident of as little as 5 mph can induce cervical (neck) injury. However, other studies have shown that cars can often withstand crashes of 10 mph or more without sustaining damage.
Time for Symptoms to Present
Symptoms arising from injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents were once thought to present immediately following the accident. However, research and clinic experience now demonstrate that a delay of symptom onset seems to be the norm. Also, delay of symptom onset does not eliminate the possibility of severe injury.