Most accidents that happen in the state of Florida are pretty mild. A fender bender in a parking lot, a bump of the rear end of a vehicle, or a sideswipe of a slow-moving vehicle are extremely common. Fortunately, in most of these low-impact accidents, there are not any injuries. Usually, it’s a small claim for property damage and both parties get to move on with their lives. Unfortunately though, sometimes even low-impact accidents can lead to serious injuries.
Injuries That Can Occur From A Low Impact Collision
Have you ever dropped something from a short distance and it just shattered because it hit the right spot? The same thing applies to our bodies. Sometimes even a small amount of force, in the wrong spot, can lead to serious injuries. Over the years of defending accident injury victims in Southwest Florida, we have seen it all. We have seen a small ding on a vehicle cause lifelong injuries to the driver. In fact, injuries from low-impact collisions are more common than one thinks. Some of the most common injuries from low impact collisions include:
● Whiplash and other neck and shoulder injuries
● Back injuries like herniated discs and hyperextension
● Lacerations and bruising
● Tears to the soft tissue like muscles and tendons
● Fractured bones
● Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries
Although it is rare, we have seen severe, lifelong injuries as a result of a small fender bender.
Delayed Injuries Can Occur After Accidents
Beyond the injuries that can occur from low-impact collisions, there are also delayed injuries that can occur from more substantial impacts. Delayed injuries are when the symptoms of an injury do not appear for days, weeks, and even months after the accident. We have seen many cases where a driver walked away from an accident thinking they were fine, only to learn later that they have incurred a serious injury. There are many injuries that can lead to delayed symptoms including:
● Traumatic brain injuries
● Spinal cord injuries
● Organ damage
● Soft tissue injuries
● Post-traumatic stress disorder
Since many of these injuries are extremely life-altering, it is important that you get a diagnosis quickly. That way you’ll have more treatment options and can get the care you need.
Always See A Doctor
Beyond just ensuring that you get the care you need, seeing a doctor after an accident helps protect your rights. If an accident was the fault of another driver, they are legally obligated to pay for the damages they caused. However, in order to prove they caused damage, you have to connect your injuries to the accident. The best way to do this is by seeing a doctor immediately and getting a check-up. We have seen many cases where people who were involved in low-impact collisions or thought they were fine in their accident struggle to get compensation for their injuries because they didn’t see a doctor immediately.
The fact is even when you have seen a doctor immediately and have proven that your injuries were a result of an accident, the insurance companies will fight you. Insurance companies only care about making a profit and if they have to pay for your claim, they will lose money. So after you’ve seen a physician, contact the attorneys at Justice Pays. Our Sarasota team Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, and Walsh have helped thousands of Southwest Florida accident injury victims get the compensation they deserve. Whether the injuries were from a small, low-impact accident or delayed after a major crash, they will fight to ensure you get the compensation you need to get the medical care you deserve.
Give us a call at 1-833-954-1234 for a free case review and to learn how we can help you. Remember, before you do anything else though, always see a doctor after an accident.