Car accidents happen even to the very best of drivers.  Even a minor fender bender can cause the most common injury to the neck, whiplash.  It is caused by a sudden movement of the head in any direction, which happens in almost every single car accident.
If you have been involved in an auto accident you need to take a whiplash injury very seriously, especially since the symptoms of this type of injury can take weeks, even months to present themselves.  Because of the time frame that can go by before an injury can manifest, the damage that the whiplash has cause may become permanent. There have been many studies showing that many people still suffer from their whiplash symptoms many years after their accidents.  If you are involved in an auto accident do not think that you are just okay.  You should contact a chiropractor immediately for an evaluation even if you are not in any pain.