You’ve just had a fender bender. It’s not a bad crash, but you did hit your head on the steering wheel and you’re shaken up a bit. You call the police, exchange information with the other driver, and report it to your insurance company. When the police come, you refuse to go to the hospital because you figure it was just a minor accident. It’s no big deal.
Or so you think.
Even Minor Car Crashes Can Cause Serious Injuries.
Regardless of how minor you believe a car accident is, it is important that you either go to the hospital to be checked out or get to your family doctor as soon as possible.
Because even a minor accident can cause serious injury. Especially if you experience whiplash or receive a blow to your head.
Quite often in minor car accidents, people who are seriously injured don’t realize that they are injured. This is because the adrenaline rush brought on by the stress of a car crash can mask the pain that you might otherwise feel. Many times, in cases of high stress, like a car crash, the true extent of the injuries suffered are not known for several hours or even until days after the accident.
But keep in mind that even a minor car accident can cause “soft-tissue” injuries.
Soft-tissue injuries are trauma to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the body, most commonly, sprains and strains. Car accidents can cause people to suffer serious soft-tissue injuries like whiplash or stretched tendons in the lower back, shoulders, elbows, and knees. It can cause internal bruising or bleeding. Sometimes, blood pooling around an injury can lead to permanent damage to soft tissues.
Injuries from car accidents—even minor ones—can be quite serious. That is why it is always important that you get immediate medical attention if you are in a car accident.
Car Accident Attorneys Who Can Help You.
If you have been injured in a car accident, call us. We are experienced car accident and personal injury attorneys in Louisiana. We work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. We offer free consultations, and in many cases, we don’t get paid unless you win. Contact us ToDay or call (225) 465-1232.