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Risk Factors for Car Accident Injury in South Austin

Dr. James Garrett

Risk Factors

I am Dr. John D. Carlson, a South Austin Chiropractor, who has treated car accident whiplash injuries in Texas for over 30 years.
This page is a series titled Risk Factors for Car Accident Injury in Austin. The information is design to help all of understand and focus on risk factors for car accident injury to help prevent whiplash injuries. Knowing what increases our risk will empower each of us to do what we can to prevent car crashes and whiplash injuries. The more successful we are will insure that whiplash car accident injuries will have less effect of pain, disability, loss of income, and loss recreational freedom.

Risk Factors for Car Accident Injury #1

Wanting to speed is the #1 reason.


When you feel the "Need for Speed." Think again. Texas Department of Transportation 2013 Report tell us 90,931 urban car crashes occurred due to failure to control speed. Most everyone gets behind and in a hurry and then tries to make up time with speed. One way to limit your risk of an auto accident injury is to slow down. Secondly, be alert for speeding drivers how may crash into your car. Slow down and give yourself an large gap around your car allowing you and the other drivers greater reaction time.

Risk Factors of Car Accident Injury #2

The second Risk Factor for Car Accident Injury is that shorter females and elderly drivers are at greater risk of airbag injury when a car crash occurs. Newer vehicles have less risk of airbag injuries. Buying a newer car with better airbag safety is on strategy for preventing car accident injury. Again, give yourself a wider gap between you and the cars around you. If you are an elderly driver avoid high density traffic. Always be on alert. Accidents can happen in a split second.

Risk Factors of Car Accident Injury #3

The last Risk Factor for Car Accident Injury for this is improper occupant position. Avoid the romantic urge to sit next to your partner without proper restraints. This risk factor is probably higher for parent of small children.


Just imagine you are the front seat passenger and your children need something in the back seat. You try to reach back but are unable to do so. So you unbuckle. Then you car hits another vehicle or another vehicle crashes into your car. When you have no restraint. You risk of injury from that car accident sky rockets. Keep in mind when the car is rolling make sure you are in position and buckled in until the car stops rolling.


Know your risk factor for car accident injury take precautions and arrive at your destination without an accident or injury.

If you were not able to avoid a car crash and now are experiencing whiplash injury symptoms, call 512-447-9093 today for an examination and begin your recovery from car accident injuries.

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