Why You Need Medical Attention After Minor Accident InjuriesMississippi Legal News
Every driver has experienced some type of mild inconvenience once in their life. Most find themselves stuck in traffic. Other times, they might bump or be bumped by another driver. This can lead to minor dents or fender benders which, while not a major accident, are time-consuming to deal with. Even worse, you might feel a minor ache in your neck or soreness in your shoulders because of your accident. But at least recovery will be simple and smooth, right?
This can be one of the biggest misconceptions any injured driver makes after an accident. Even if an injury seems minor, these small injuries can have huge repercussions in the long run. They may seem no worse than a minor cut at first, but minor injuries can grow to major ones without the right supervision. When the minor injuries you ignored become major, disputing compensation in court becomes difficult without definitive proof. So, what should you do about all minor injuries after an accident? By following important steps and precautions, you can escape seemingly trivial situations safely with the support you need.
What Accidents Cause These Injuries?
On the road, you may witness serious accidents that likely result in serious injuries: head-on collisions, sideswipe accidents, or rollovers. Such accidents will typically require that all drivers and passengers seek medical treatment immediately. Less severe accidents like fender benders, rear-ending, or bumping objects like signs normally do not cause severe injuries. In fact, you may feel perfectly fine afterward and escape with minor cuts, so medical examinations are unnecessary, right?
Making this assumption ultimately ends up being the worst mistake of many drivers involved in seemingly inconsequential accidents. A sore neck may feel like nothing at the moment, but less severe injuries can develop into nasty aftermath. If you experience symptoms including headaches, soreness, fatigue, dizziness, tenderness in limbs, or loss of range in motion, stop everything. These symptoms can indicate potential whiplash or even internal bleeding. When left untreated, you might face greater consequences than you would expect with a rough recovery ahead.
How Minor Symptoms Lead to Major Injuries
Now you understand that a few symptoms that could hint at how major your minor injuries might be. If you notice even one of the following, you should highly consider seeing a doctor. A broken bone can be naturally easy to spot, but other potentially serious symptoms can include:
- Blurry vision
- Pain in the neck or limbs
- Tingling or numbness
- Ringing in your ears
- Changes in your senses
- Memory problems
These symptoms seem small at first, but you can and will feel the consequences by overlooking them. The reason these serious injuries seem so frivolous at first is due to the shock and your body’s adrenaline. Shock and adrenaline reduce your perception of your injuries at the moment but become much more apparent when left untreated. Sometimes, wounds or injuries can take additional time to manifest into more serious problems. Therefore, you should never hesitate to see a doctor when any symptoms like the above surface.
Seeking Compensation for Minor Injuries
After an accident, you should receive a medical examination for more than just spotting potentially dangerous injuries. The examination also serves to prove your injuries were caused by the corresponding accident. By neglecting medical attention and examination, you make the case and receiving compensation harder for you and your attorney.
Seeking medical attention not only prevents injuries from growing worse, but it also strengthens your argument in court. Without these examinations, the opposing attorney or insurance companies may argue your injuries are unrelated to the accident. After a car accident—minor or major—what you need is not only strong evidence but a reliable attorney to defend and fight for you.
If you or a loved one have been injured or lost an important family member due to an automobile accident, reach out to Germany Law Firm, PLLC today. Located in Jackson, Mississippi, we can provide experienced Mississippi lawyers and attorneys who can seek your legal compensation in accidents. Whether you are dealing with compensation in injuries or wrongful death of others in a car accident, we can help. Give us a call at our central office at (601) 487-0555 to schedule an appointment and free case evaluation.