After a car accident a few days ago, you still do not know whether you sustained harm. Some injuries take time to manifest.
AICA Orthopedics breaks down common motor vehicle collision harm. If any of these sound familiar, you may have grounds for a personal injury suit.
Soft tissue injuries
Examples of soft tissue injuries include muscle tears, bruises, sprains, strains and ligament tears. Depending on the severity of the incident and how your body moved inside the vehicle, you may suffer such an injury.
Cuts and road rash
Loose items inside your motor vehicle may become dangerous projectiles or blunt objects in a car collision. The crash may whip them around powerfully enough to bruise or cut you. Airbags, broken glass, sheet metal and even seatbelts may hurt you if they strike you at the right angle and with sufficient velocity.
Pay close attention to how your back feels in the coming days. If you experience discomfort, you may have a back injury like a spinal disc knocked out of place, known as a herniated disc.
Traumatic brain injury
Traumatic brain injuries may be difficult for you to identify on your own, as they may cause confusion, disorientation and changes to your personality and mood. Even if you do not remember hitting your head during the accident, the force of a collision may prove sufficient to knock your brain against your skull, which may also cause a TBI. If you think you may have such an injury, have a medical professional look you over ASAP.
Do not dismiss any aches or pains you feel after a car crash. You should not pay for another’s negligence because you did not understand the extent of your injuries.