Are You Suffering With Back Pain After An Accident?
If you’ve experienced even a relatively minor car accident, you may be surprised to find yourself dealing with back pain in the aftermath. Many people consider themselves lucky to be in a car accident that only causes minor damage to the vehicles, but the truth is that even relatively minor accidents can cause significant trauma to your body. The force experienced due to an impacting car in conflict with the restraint of the seat belt can cause serious tension and conflicting inertia and constraint, resulting in injury to the back, neck, and head. It’s only natural that a massive jolt experienced by the body would result in pain, injury, or misalignments. This is particularly true if you were in a vulnerable position at the time of the crash. For instance, if you were turning your neck to check your blindspot or leaning over at the time of impact, this can result in serious harm to the spinal cord and cervical spine that can take months or even years of costly medical treatment and physical therapy to address.
What if I Felt Fine After the Accident?
There is a huge number of possible injuries that can occur to the back. Some injuries, such as a broken back, lacerations, or certain severe fractures, will be immediately apparent in the aftermath of the crash. However, other traumas will take longer to become aware of. Often, drivers want to write off any minor aches and pains in the aftermath of a crash, assuming it’s natural and that they will pass. However, these can be the first indicators of a serious problem, and, left untreated, they can become much more severe. Herniated disks, whiplash, certain vertebrae fractures, strains to the ligaments and tendons, and even bursitis, can all take several days following the accident to become apparent. Seeking medical attention immediately after an accident is one of the best ways to catch these injuries before they escalate. It’s also important to note that waiting to seek medical treatment until the pain is severe can negatively impact your claim, since it creates the impression that the pain was not severe enough to warrant promptly seeking treatment or help. In short, treat every car accident like it’s serious and seek medical attention immediately.
Suing for Back Pain
Back pain can be completely debilitating. Herniated disks and back fractures can affect someone’s ability to walk and complete basic everyday tasks. Certain back injuries may require long periods of bed rest, during which you are unable to work. Depending on the kind of back injury, it may negatively impact your ability to work or even prevent you from completing your job duties. Bringing a personal injury lawsuit allows you to take some of your power back and aims to restore you to the position you would have been in financially had the accident never occurred.
Talk to a Kissimmee Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been injured in an auto accident, the experienced Kissimmee auto accident attorneys at Draper Law Firm are ready to represent you and fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Call today to schedule a consultation.