A car accident is never a “minor” thing, no matter how slow the cars were going. Immediately following an accident, you may find yourself extremely relieved that everyone is okay. It’s only natural to feel this way – after all, car accidents can be extremely dangerous and life-changing experiences, so you think you’re lucky to have escaped unscathed. But, as many minor accident victims have come to realize, injuries might not show themselves until weeks or months down the road. It is a mistake to think that at this point, nothing can be done – that’s where Lanzotti & Rau can help you receive legal compensation for your injuries.
Common Low-Impact Injuries
In some cases, minor car accidents can actually do more damage than collisions at higher speeds. If a collision occurs at low speeds, it is highly likely that you and the other driver never saw it coming and didn’t have the opportunity to brace yourself for the impact. Thus, the unexpected crash can jolt your unprepared body, causing damage to key areas of the body. Here are some of the most common minor accident injuries.
occurs when your neck is tossed forward with no warning or protection, causing damage to the muscles, tendons, or ligaments surrounding the cervical vertebrae. You may experience neck or shoulder stiffness, pain, and swelling days after the accident.
in your back or neck can also happen easily as a result of the jolt of the sudden stop or the jerking of the seatbelt as it locks. You could feel tingling and numbness in your limbs or at the location of the disk, as well as shooting pains in different parts of the body.
happen when your brain is jolted by a direct impact to the head or a quick, violent motion. These injuries are notoriously difficult to diagnose and treat, so you may not notice for weeks if you’ve received one as a result of your collision.
There is a statute of limitations on car crash injury cases, so as soon as you notice an injury which you suspect was sustained during a car accident, you need to contact the lawyers at Lanzotti & Rau as soon as possible. We can help you determine whether or not you should pursue legal action to receive compensation for your injuries. If you want to learn more about our services or how we handle car accident injury cases, call us today to schedule a free consultation at 573-335-9300.