There are several recognized factors that affect the extent of the injury and these include:
- The posture in which a person is sitting at the moment of impact contributes to the severity of the injury. Sitting in an upright posture helps to reduce injury whilst sitting in a slumped posture may increase injury.
- The better condition the body is in, including the nervous system, the better the body will respond to impact.
- The most important factor is awareness of the impending impact allowing the person to automatically prepare the body’s stabilization system to respond quickly and efficiently.
- Women sustain more serious injury than men due to differences in muscular bulk and bone structures, which provide protection to the cervical spine.
Whiplash Injury – Claims for Compensation
If you have a severe injury from a car accident, you may be able to qualify for insurance compensation. Certain factors may depend on how the accident occurred and the laws in your state