What Happens in a Car Accident
Extent of Injuries Can Depend on Many Factors
Whether you were injured in a head-on collision, a rear-end collision or a T-bone accident, the extent of your injuries may depend more on speed and your position in the car than on the amount of damage to your vehicle. If you were at a stop sign, leaning over to retrieve an item from your glove box when the accident occurred, the injury will be more severe than if you were sitting up and prepared to absorb the collision.
At the law office of Rasmussen & Miner in Salt Lake City, we offer a free initial consultation to answer your questions about medical treatment, fault or any other issue related to your auto accident.
Injuries and Vehicle Damage
Insurance companies may claim that a lack of damage to a vehicle means the occupant could not have been seriously injured. However, crush zones in cars are designed to absorb the energy of collision. If your vehicle was not severely damaged, it doesn’t mean that you weren’t hurt.
Getting Immediate Medical Treatment
You may not feel pain after an auto accident because you are stunned. However, you should not assume you are OK and go home. Once you get home, you may experience serious inflammation, swelling and pain. Nerves can become impinged and inflamed. It may even take a day or two after the accident before symptoms present themselves.
After accidents, it is quite common for a victim to turn to the Yellow Pages to pick out a chiropractor to massage and manipulate their back and neck. However, a chiropractor usually cannot treat a medical condition such as slipped disk or impinged nerve.
Our personal injury lawyers always recommend that injured people start at the top. If you have back or neck pain, see a spinal doctor or a neurologist to find out if there might be something seriously wrong with you. Our attorneys will serve as your advocate to ensure you receive appropriate treatment after your accident.
Learn More About Auto Accident Injuries
Free Attorney Consultation
Come in with questions, leave with confidence that your auto, truck or motorcycle accident case will be handled properly. Call (801) 363-8500/(800) 585-6726 or fill out the contact form on this Web site to schedule a free initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer at our Salt Lake City office.