It was just a fender-bender. Sure, you’re a bit shaken up and your vehicle needs a trip to the body shop, but you’re still alive and all of your limbs are intact. You’ve still got a lot to do today and a lot less time to get it done after the disruption.
Time to get on with it, right? Wrong.
You need to go get yourself checked out now. It will probably blow the rest of your day, but the difference it can make for you down the road is well worth it. You may have injuries that you’re not feeling yet, but that will haunt you for the rest of your life.
The problem with “minor” accidents is that they can still cause serious injuries, but the consequences of those injuries aren’t always immediately apparent and because there is little vehicle damage, there are no dramatic images to support your claim. That doesn’t mean you can’t recover full and fair compensation, but you’ll need the help of a highly skilled auto accident attorney who has experience with the type of injuries you have suffered.
Even a low-speed crash can cause debilitating injuries. Whiplash is a big one, and one you don’t always feel on the day of the crash. Whiplash can involve soft tissue injuries to the neck and back, and sometimes brain injuries.
Brain injuries from whiplash are not from a blow to the outside of your head, but from your brain slamming into the inside of your skull, and sometimes there is tearing inside the brain. Over the next 72 hours, the damage to your brain can progress significantly.
Soft tissue injuries can cause chronic pain and can be very debilitating. A soft tissue injury can mean that you can no longer do the kind of work you do now, and can prevent you from doing the everyday things that seemed easy and effortless before you were hurt.
If you have been injured in a minor auto accident, and are suffering the consequences of your injuries, please do not wait any longer to get help. Call the law offices of J. Ransdell Keene at 800-597-9247 or email us today and schedule your free consultation.