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5 Tips to Avoid Whiplash in a West Virginia Car Accident

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You can’t always avoid a West Virginia car accident, but there are things you can do to protect yourself from injury in the event that you are involved in one. Whiplash is one of the most common car accident injuries that occur on the road; there are about 250,000 whiplash-related injuries each year. There are 5 simple steps you can take to help avoid this common, but serious, injury. 
  • If more than one person uses a vehicle, adjust the headrest for each driver;
  • Make sure the headrest is locked down when driving to avoid movement or coming loose in an accident;
  • Be sure to adjust your seat so that the steering wheel hits at the wrists when the arms are fully extended;
  • In older cars that may not have a headrest or is missing one, have them installed; and
  • Always wear your seat belt and drive sitting upright. 
By doing these few easy things, you could save yourself from a painful whiplash injury. However, if you are in an accident and still suffer car accident injuries to the neck, back or head injury, call a West Virginia car accident attorney who can help you file a claim to receive compensation. 

Contact a West Virginia Car Accident Attorney

Unfortunately, car accidents are a regular occurrence on Clarksburg roadways such as I-79, I-77, Route 50, Route 33 and I-68. In fact, our state averages more than 40,000 car crashes, 400 deaths and 11,000 serious injuries each year. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a Clarksburg car accident, order a FREE copy of our consumer guide, The 7 Biggest Mistakes that Can Wreck Your West Virginia Car Accident Claim then contact the Clarksburg personal injury attorneys at The Miley Legal Group for a FREE consultation – 1-304-326-1800.
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