The Importance of Headrests in a Rear-End Collision
Car accidents are rarely predictable. Their suddenness can put those involved at all the more risk for serious injury. There are numerous precautions that can be taken in the positioning of your seat and head restraint to minimize the risk of injury should an accident occur. Listed are a few of the ways that you can prevent injury in a rear-end collision.
• Raise your head restraint to the point where the back of your head rests comfortably on the center of the head restraint. It should be positioned at least as high as the tops of your ears, with little room remaining between your head and the restraint as you are driving.
• Choosing a car with sufficient head restraints for the passengers in the backseat can keep your loved ones and fellow inhabitants of the car safe from injury. Head restraints should be able to sit 29.5 inches above the seat cushion and middle passengers should ideally have a head restraint of their own.
• In the event that you see a crash coming, leaning back and putting your head against the headrest can mitigate some of the potential damages of whiplash.
If you are involved in a rear-end collision, your interests will be best represented by a firm that not only understands the law, but medical terminology, conditions, and procedures as well. To provide for your representation, contact Dover so that we can begin the process of getting you back on the road to recovery.