Do Not Ignore Your Car Accident Injury
The older I get, it seems I get pain in every joint and muscle in my body. I often ignore the issues and try to wait to see if the pain will go away. This is a mistake and can have grave consequences if you follow this faulty logic after a car accident.
Not all car accident injuries are as obvious as some people believe. Broken bones, lacerations and numerous other severe injuries can be easily seen and quickly diagnosed. However, there are a large amount of injuries that are more internal and only become known after time.
Injuries Becoming Worse Over Time
Injuries that seem minor in the first few days and weeks after an accident can turn out to be serious damages down the road. Some examples include:
- Whiplash, a neck injury arising from rapid back and forth movement of the neck
- Herniated discs, also known as slipped or ruptured disks
- Lower back and neck pain, from minor soft tissue injuries to serious nerve and spine complications
- Concussions, including closed head injuries
- Fractures of the spine occurring in the thoracic (midback) and lumbar spine (lower back)
- Lumbar radiculopathy, often secondary to compression or inflammation of a spinal nerve
- Carpal tunnel syndrome, which causes numbness, tingling, weakness or pain in the hands
- Traumatic brain injuries, the leading cause of death and disability in the U.S.
- Headaches ranging from mild to more severe, producing chronic or constant pain
- Facial injuries caused by impact with the steering wheel, dashboard, airbag, windshield, side window, car seats, or jagged, shattered glass
Do Not Ignore Your Pain
It is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Ignoring the pain or believing it will go away could cause the issue to only get worse. Your health and well being should be the most important thing.
If You Have Questions About a Car Accident or Any Other Injury You Suffered
Please contact Clifton Law Office, you can reach me at my contact page online or call me directly at 904-209-4883.