We are only now starting to see more representative winter weather here in Wisconsin. We had the bitter cold, but now we are starting to see the snow. A few inches fall every couple days. With this we are starting to see more motor vehicle crashes.
As a chiropractor, I am obviously seeing an influx of patients with crash related injuries. As I am also an auto crash reconstructionist, I’m sure I will also see requests from attorneys for assistance in these crash cases. The two just go hand-in-hand.
While we can’t necessarily completely prevent these crash events, there is a short list of things we can do to perhaps make them less likely to occur. Here’s my short list:
With this we also have the issue of friction. Friction is a relative force of the resistance of two surfaces to move past one another. The coefficient of friction of rubber on concrete is relatively high. Reasonably, the coefficient of friction of rubber on snow or ice is relatively low. Simple reasoning should tell you that with less friction it will take longer (both time and distance) for a rubber object to slow its rate of motion on snow or ice than on dry concrete.
With slower speed and increased following distance you are able to anticipate events in front of you and have the time to take the necessary actions to avoid many situations.
If you travel there is nothing that will protect you 100% from motor vehicle crashes. There are things that will improve your odds of avoiding them. There are also things that can be done to lessen the chances for injury and lessen the severity of injury. This is an item for another blog.
In the event of a motor vehicle crash the most likely nature of injury is orthopedic/musculoskeletal injury. It is reasonable to consider seeking care from health care providers that are the most highly trained and experienced in the injuries that occur in MVCs. Sauk Prairie Chiropractic, LLC is indeed just the place. Dr. Terbilcox is a chiropractor, is trained as a chiropractic orthopedist, is an engineer (worked in the aerospace industry) and an auto crash specialist. He understands that nature of injuries and is experienced in their care and is able to find the best course of care to help you gain timely relief and recovery.
Please do not hesitate to call us at Sauk Prairie Chiropractic, LLC. (608) 643-4285.
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