Even minor accidents can cause whiplash injury | Bart Durham Injury Law

Even minor accidents can cause whiplash injury

Not all car accidents involve extremely serious injuries and catastrophic damages. Some of the most extreme car accident injuries come from the vehicle rolling over after being struck or being crushed with superior force and size. As a result, victims who are in relatively less serious accidents such as fender benders or low-impact T-bones may feel that their accident was not very severe, that they did not suffer any notable injuries. This is not always the case.

The truth is that in almost every car accident, no matter how slow the speed of the vehicles or weak the force of the collision, occupants are likely to suffer some form of whiplash injury. Whiplash occurs when the external force acts on the car, and the occupants inside are violently thrown backward or forward as the seatbelt snaps to keep them in place. This sudden and violent force can cause serious soft tissue damage, which may result in headaches, back pain or even loss of memory.

To add to this issue, whiplash injuries are not like cuts, bruises or gashes that are clearly visible on the skin. Some whiplash-related injuries are nearly impossible to detect, and you can only observe the symptoms and have yourself examined by a medical professional in order to determine the extent of your injuries.

The good news is that if you have been injured in a car accident, you can file a legal claim to recover compensation for your injuries. If you have been injured in an accident in Tennessee, and you were not at fault, consider meeting with an attorney to learn more about your rights and the possibility of recovering compensation.

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