What To Do After a Neck Injury From A Car Accident in Georgia
It is very common for people to suffer neck injuries in car accidents. These injuries can lead to costly medical bills and also cause a lot of pain. However, sometimes the insurance companies take these types of injures less seriously than other types of auto accident injuries.
Why do insurance companies take neck injuries less seriously?In our experience, we have found that there are a few reasons for this. First, car accident victims may not realize the severity of a neck injury until some time has gone by. It is well known that neck injuries can show up sometimes even days after an accident.
Second, neck injuries are often caused by whiplash. Injuries caused by whiplash can be harder for a victim to prove. Insurance companies often do not take them as seriously.
Neck injuries can be very serious and need to be properly treated.Just because a neck injury may not show up immediately after a car accident, it does not mean that they are not serious. In fact, neck injuries can be very serious. In order for an auto accident victim to protect his right to compensation for a neck injury caused by a car accident, some things need to be done immediately.
There are medical reasons that a neck injury may not immediately show up.A neck injury is a whiplash injury. It is caused by the “whipping” back and forth (or side to side) of the neck and head. These whiplash injuries are some of the more common injuries from auto accidents, and we see them most often in rear-end collisions. It can also take some time after an accident for a victim to actually feel the severe pain caused by whiplash.
There are a couple of medical reasons for this. One, our bodies have hormones that are designed to reduce pain after an injury, and these hormones are released during the stress and shock of a car accident. This is exactly the reason some crash victims may not feel the true severity of pain until the adrenaline from the crash has gone away. The day after the injury is when we tend to see the body responding to whiplash injuries. This is because pain may not begin to manifest until the body responds and swelling/inflammation begins.
Because of this, we recommend following these steps if you think you have suffered from a whiplash neck injury caused by an auto accident.
Speak to a Specialized Car Accident LawyerNeck injuries can require significant legal expertise to make sure you are fully compensated. You deserve to get the maximum financial recovery for your injury.
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