Auto Injury Related Statistics

Minimum Accident Speed to Cause Injury

doubleangle 666 5pxblock lrStudies involving live humans have demonstrated that a motor vehicle accident of as little as 5 mph can induce cervical (neck) injury.

Time for Symptoms to Present

doubleangle 666 5pxblock lrSymptoms arising from injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents were once thought to present immediately following the accident. However, research and clinic experience now demonstrate that a delay of symptom onset seems to be the norm. Also, delay of symptom onset does not eliminate the possibility of severe injury.

Number of Disabilities from Automobile Accidents

doubleangle 666 5pxblock lrMost experts have found that 10 percent of all motor vehicle accident victims become disabled.

Symptom Resolution Statistics

doubleangle 666 5pxblock lrMany studies have found a significant number of individuals to be symptomatic for many months and even years after a motor vehicle accident. In one such study, 75 percent of individuals remained symptomatic 6 months after the accident.

Another study, published in the European Spine Journal, found that during the period of time between the first and second years following a motor vehicle accident over 20 percent actually had their symptoms worsen.