What is the Goal for Immediate Medical Attention After a Car Accident?
Not every car accident produces an injury at the scene of accident. It is not uncommon for accident victims to leave the scene of the accident feeling that they were uninjured and then wake up the next day or two days later with extreme soreness, tightness or muscle spasm.
A study in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery stated that “…an individual involved in a motor vehicle accident is nearly 7‑times more likely to suffer neck degeneration within 7‑years of the accident…” than individuals that have not been involved in an auto accident.
The goal of immediate medical care is to return the injured to complete, healthy function thereby reducing this increased risk of long term pain. So, if you or your friend or family members are injured in a car accident, it is important that the accident victim seek an evaluation for a possible injury immediately. The consequences of later-discovered injury could have life-changing impact especially if there is no PIP insurance benefits to provide treatment for the automobile-accident caused shoulder injury.
While injuries from car wrecks vary in severity, there are several well-documented common car accident injuries. Some of these injuries are relatively minor and will heal on their own in a few days or weeks. Others may result in permanent damage and disability.
Were you or a loved one involved in a Car Accident ?
- Seek Medical Care As Soon As Possible
- Notify the Insurance Provider if your Loved One Cannot
- Be Aware of Time Limits to Your Financial Claim
- Protect the Legal Rights
Our Attorneys Can Help, No Matter the Injury
- Broken Bones: Personal injury cases often involve broken bones sustained from accidents like slips, falls, or car collisions, leading to potential long-term pain and impaired mobility.
- Facial Injuries: Personal injuries to the face, such as lacerations or fractures, can result from various incidents like dog bites or vehicle crashes, causing both physical and emotional distress.
- Neck Injuries: Whiplash or other neck injuries stemming from car accidents or workplace incidents can cause lasting discomfort and may require extensive medical treatment or rehabilitation.
- Back Injuries: Personal injury victims can experience back injuries like herniated discs or spinal cord damage due to accidents, often resulting in chronic pain and reduced quality of life.
- Child Injuries: Young children may suffer personal injuries, such as head trauma or broken bones, in accidents like playground mishaps or car crashes, causing emotional and financial strain on families.
- Wrongful Death: The tragic loss of a loved one due to someone else’s negligence or wrongful act can lead to personal injury claims for wrongful death, helping families seek justice and financial compensation for their loss.