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What Happens in a Car Crash

Car accidents, wrecks, and crashes all have a variety of intricate things happening all at once. It is really easier to think of a car crash as really two separate accidents than as one big one. The first accident happens on the outside of the vehicle while the second is on the inside of the vehicle.

When people talk of having heard a car accident and the crunch of metal, they are talking about the first of the two collisions that make up a car accident. This external version is when the car actually makes contact with another car, an object, or some sort of structure. In this accident, the crumple or crush zone of the car is compressed and a lot of the external damage is done to the car.

The second accident occurs inside of the car. This second collision occurs when the objects inside of the car make contact with the interior of the vehicle in the event that they are not held down. This occurs slightly after the first collision and is a result of physics and momentum.

Because people are subject to the same rules of physics as everything else, people in vehicles will continue to move in the same direction they were travelling until they come into contact with something else. Thanks to the invention of seatbelts and the inclusion of as many airbags as possible in vehicles, humans are now much less likely to encounter the dashboard or steering wheel than they were before.

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If you have been injured in a car accident, contact the Milwaukee car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.

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