Unfortunately, car accidents happen in New Jersey every day. Some accidents are serious and even fatal while others are minor fender benders. Regardless of what type of accident you were involved in, you could have some hidden injuries that you didn’t notice right away.
Here are three of the most common hidden injuries that people suffer in car accidents:
Whiplash is a very common injury in motor vehicle accidents, even in low-speed accidents that only involve one vehicle. Whiplash happens when a person’s head is suddenly thrust forward and backward on impact. The trauma can cause a neck and spinal injury that can last for weeks or months. Oftentimes, crash victims don’t feel whiplash pain immediately after their accidents.
A concussion is a brain injury that happens when a blow to the head causes the brain to knock against the inside of the skull. If you have a concussion after a car accident, you may feel disoriented, queasy, tired and dizzy. Depending on the severity of your concussion, your symptoms could become more severe over time.
#3: Internal bleeding
Internal bleeding can be a life-threatening injury that requires immediate medical attention. However, you may not be aware that you are bleeding internally right away. It’s critical that a medical professional examines you for hidden injuries after any car accident, regardless of how you feel.
Your injuries may be compensable
Another motorist who caused the crash may be liable for your financial damages. Having your injuries looked at by a doctor can provide some of the documentation you need for your car accident claim.