Auto Accident Injury Care
The Tools You Need
We base how bad an accident really is by how bad the car is damaged. Our thought is this, if there is no damage to the car, then there is no injury to its passengers. Unfortunately, most often this is not the case.
Cars are designed to take the force of impact by crushing upon collision. However, in an accident where there is little or no damage to the car, the occupants experience about twice the force of acceleration than in an accident where the auto crushes.
The most common automobile injury is whiplash. Whiplash symptoms may result in very mild to severe pain and stiffness in the neck and shoulders. Symptoms of whiplash include one or more of the following:
Low back pain
Headaches, especially behind the eyes
Blurred vision or dizziness
Sharp pain or radiating pain when moving your arms or legs (possible sign of herniated disc or disc damage)
Numbness, or burning, piercing and/or radiating pain in the neck, jaw, face, shoulders (and between the shoulder blades) and arms, which is usually a sign of a muscle or ligament tear
Other auto injuries may include:
Automobile accidents is one of the most debilitating and limiting mechanisms for injury. After being involved in an auto accident, it is important to receive an evaluation to check for injuries even if pain is not immediately experienced after the crash. It is also important to know that untreated automobile accidents can lay the foundation for future chronic pain issues, decrease range of spinal motion, osteoarthritis and susceptibility for more injury with less trauma.
Florida law requires an evaluation within 14 days of an automobile accident, or you cannot use your personal injury protection (PIP) to resolve any injuries.