Unsure about neck or back injury? Err on the side of caution with medical treatment

If you have had the unfortunate experience to be in a car wreck, there could have been other fatalities associated with the accident, and you may have sustained serious injuries. As traffic incidents continue to rise around the US, so do traumatic brain injuries on all levels, concussions, sprains and broken bones (that could require surgery), and a wide range of neck and back injuries—sometimes to even include partial or complete paralysis. While you may have been glad to get out alive, there can still be a long road ahead when it comes to healing.

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries to be sustained from car accidents, also known as a neck sprain. While these injuries can be extremely mild in some cases and self-limiting, it is critical to get medical attention as soon as you feel symptoms like neck pain and stiffness, which may also be accompanied by headaches, difficulty sleeping, problems with your vision and hearing, and more. For many, the pain from a whiplash injury does not begin until as much as 24 hours after an accident – and recovery could last weeks or months.

There can be other complications to the spinal column also, none of which should be ignored. This is why if you have any questions at all about an injury or the need for medical treatment, err on the side of caution. Along with neck or back sprains, you could be dealing with a disc herniation or even a dislocated vertebra. The motions that the human body is subjected to during a car wreck can be extremely traumatic and damage must not be ignored.

You may be worried about how to pay for medical treatment—along with the onslaught of bills that usually continues, especially if you were in a serious accident due to the negligence of another driver. This can be a frightening event for everyone involved, and worse if you were traveling with family and small children in the car. Now, you may not only be forced to deal with the other party’s insurance company, but also a host of aches and pains, and you may even be so injured that you need surgery or hospitalization. There may be the possibility that you are trying to care for other family members who were injured in the wreck, too. The bottom line is that an accident occurs in the blink of an eye and has the potential to turn your life upside down emotionally, physically, and financially. Do not go it alone! Call for skilled legal help immediately.

If you or a loved one have been in a car accident due to the negligence of others, you may be quickly burdened with medical expenses, emotional trauma, serious pain due to injury, and more. With over 30 years of experience in accidental and personal injury practice, we will help you get the compensation you deserve. Speak with a skilled car accident attorney from the offices of H. Lehman Franklin, P.C. Call now to learn more at 912-764-9616, or contact us online.