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Auto Injury Related Statistics

Minimum Accident Speed to Cause Injury

doubleangle 666 5pxblock lrStudies 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.

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Time for Symptoms to Present

doubleangle 666 5pxblock lrSymptoms 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.

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