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Soft tissue injuries caused by car accidents, part 2

Everyone is injured in a car accident. Cars are several thousand pounds and even at 30 mph, they move faster than most animals. The sheer velocity and mass of these vehicles ensures that the force that is transferred from the vehicle to your body will guarantee an injury. A previous post discussed the soft tissue injures that could result like contusions and bruises. This post will address the other common injuries from a car accident.

The other common accident types are related to whiplash. Whiplash is by far the most common injury suffered in a car accident. The medical term for whiplash is hyperextension or cervical strain/sprain.

Whiplash occurs because the force of the collision forces your head to move back and forth in a violent manner. This strains your neck and back. The common symptoms include but are not limited to:

  • Back problems.
  • Sharp neck pain.
  • Stiffness in the neck.
  • Cognitive problems like headaches, problems concentrating and memory failures.

Remember, you are injured even if you do not notice at the time. Many things can go wrong in a car accident from the wrong tendon being pulled to a fractured bone. The only way to be sure you are healthy is to see a doctor.

If you were injured in a car accident then you may want to speak to a doctor. It is important that you get yourself checked out medically and get a clean bill of health before you do anything else. But once your health is confirmed then you may want to go over the accident with an attorney. A lawyer can be a neutral party that reviews your situation and can identify potential claims. Bear in mind, that when there is an insurance coverage gap, you are the one that is forced to bear the cost of the accident unless you win in a lawsuit. An attorney can help ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve.

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