A common type of personal injury experienced from a car accident is seatbelt injury. During a car accident, the body is thrown forwards and sideways that may cause injury mostly on the shoulders, chest and abdominal area.
This will have an effect on your body and in some cases can cause internal injuries as well, even though you may feel fine.
It is less like to be seriously injured if a seat belt is worn than if no seat belt is used at all. However, damage can still arise from using a seat belt and should be treated before injuries worsen.
Aside from being the law, the seat belt will reduce the risk of serious injury and could save your life during a car accident. However, the seat belt may cause mislignment of the spine and ribs that can pinch and pull the nerves that are connected to the damaged areas.