According to annual city driver reviews, South Florida is home to some of the nation’s worst drivers. Drivers involved in a car accident are sometimes most concerned about the damage sustained to their vehicle. Unfortunately, a slight fender bender can cause soft tissue injuries to drivers involved. Soft tissue injuries sustained in a car accident sometimes do not arise for months or even years afterwards. It is possible to suffer soft tissue injury symptoms well after a car accident. Sometimes, physicians simply prescribe pain medicines to the accident victim in the belief that the patient’s body will simply heal itself over time.
The onset of shoulder and neck pain, headaches, stiff muscles, numb or tingling legs or arms, dizziness, lower back pain, muscle spasms, and/or achy or sore muscles are some of the symptoms that may result from a soft tissue injury. It is important to seek proper medical care.
After The Accident
After the initial hospital or emergency room visit, it is important to work with an experienced medical provider. For instance, the emergency room attendant may say the patient has no life-threatening injuries or that the minor injuries sustained are nothing to worry about. Sadly, these minor injuries can have a painful and long-term impact on the patient’s life. So-called “minor” injuries to the patient’s knees, ankles, spine and head may require medical attention to ensure that the patient’s spinal disks and ligaments properly heal.
Our office is experienced in treating the needs of patients after a car accident. It is important to seek medical care within 14 days of the accident for you to be covered by your auto insurance carrier.