A rear-end collision is probably the most common type of crash that people experience. The causes are obvious, and the injuries are often severe. However, because of the commonality of the wreck, many insurance companies, and even doctors have begun to discredit or downplay the extent of some rear-end crash injuries.
Don’t settle for less than what you need to get back on your feet and back at work. Fight for full and fair compensation, get what you need.
Soft Tissue Injuries
More frequently called ‘whiplash’ soft tissue injuries can include more than just your neck. Soft tissue injuries are difficult for doctors to recognize at first without extensive diagnostic imaging. The trauma, however, which comes from being jerked forward, and then back again is significant.
When a car hits your rear-end, the vehicle lunges forward, but your brakes will stop that, and your body will jerk back into its previous position. That is why whiplash is so common. However, it’s also why whiplash is so painful.
Soft tissue injuries often present many symptoms include:
- Vision impairment or blurred vision
- Neck and shoulder pain
Although these symptoms don’t go unnoticed, most people attribute them to basic pain after a crash. Only months later do they realize that they have soft tissue damage. For many drivers, this issue can impact their right to file a claim. Within Georgia, the statute of limitations is two years from the time of the accident, not the diagnosis.
A herniation, or more frequently called a herniated disc is a spinal injury. This is remarkably common in a rear-end collision. It will lead to intense pain, tingling, numbness, and even paralysis. However, the symptoms again often fall in with the concept that you should feel sore after a crash.
The insurance companies worked very hard to create this image that it’s normal for soreness and pain. That doesn’t mean that it’s right. Always see a doctor after you have a crash, especially if your back or neck is sore. Trust your gut and get medical help.
TBI, or traumatic brain injury, is what happens when there is significant damage to the brain. Brain injuries do happen most often when people don’t wear a seatbelt. However, not wearing a seatbelt doesn’t inherently make someone responsible for an accident. TBIs often come with a substantial amount of medical need.
Not only do victims of TBI have a greater risk of death, but they will likely experience permanent damage. The most common forms of TBI come with cerebral swelling. Cerebral swelling in itself will often lead to seizures, strokes, and permanent brain damage.
With a TBI, legal representation is critical. While attempting to recover from a brain injury, there is little else that the victim can focus on. Insurance companies and other drivers will often take advantage of the situation to skate by without paying out full compensation.
Your head doesn’t have to hit anything to achieve a concussion. A concussion happens when your brain hits the inside of your skull. Then the brain is bruised. Concussions don’t show symptoms right away and can come with severe complications. A concussion requires immediate medical attention.
Finding the Atlanta Car Wreck Attorney That’s Right for You
If you had any of these injuries after a rear-end collision, then you need someone to speak on your behalf. Even with a mild concussion, you need to focus on your recovery more than giving a statement to your insurance company. In fact, you might not be in a good state to provide an accurate statement.
Always find someone who will advocate for you. You need a car accident attorney who is willing to stand up to these insurance giants and fight for full compensation. With a skilled attorney who has a wealth of resources available, you can identify what your medical bills are now, and what medical needs you’ll have in the future.
Hire an Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer
Throughout Atlanta car accidents happen all the time. With The Weinstein Firm, you can guarantee that someone will put their time, effort, and energy into your case. Hopefully, you won’t be just another person in Atlanta with an injured back and damaged car. Fight for the compensation you deserve so that you can worry about your recovery rather than your financial state.
Contact The Weinstein Firm now to setup a consultation. Discuss the logistics of your case and why it is that the other driver is making matters difficult. Fight your insurance for the compensation you need.