Common Injuries You May Experience As The Result Of A New Haven Auto Accident

June 12, 2024
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When you get into a New Haven auto accident you mind find yourself in need of medical attention. There isn’t an injury that is too small that wouldn’t require you to see a medical provider after an accident. There are some injuries that may seem like minor issues that could turn into really serious issues for you in the long run. If you get into an accident you should seek medical attention right away so you can have an understanding of what your injuries might be and how they may affect you long-term.

It is common for those who get into an accident, especially minor accidents, to dismiss any pain as just a nuisance that will go away on its own, but this is often not the case. Injuries that occur from accidents, may start out as minor but develop into serious issues for you and once you’ve chosen not to seek medical attention it can be very difficult to prove that the injury was the result of the accident. You may be faced with the argument that, if you were truly injured you would have sought medical attention immediately after the accident and therefore there is no way your injury is the result of the accident. This is a common refrain from many insurance carriers that could harm your ability to seek damages for an accident.

It is always the best first move after an accident, once the police have been called and a report has been filed to seek medical attention for your injury, no matter how big or small it is, so you have documented proof that there was a resulting injury. If your medical provider does a thorough exam she/he can make sure it is well documented that even if an injury is minor, it has the potential to become of greater harm to you which could make your life difficult in the long run. When you have the backing of a medical professional you will be in a much better position to fight for compensation for your injury as the result of your accident.

Some of the injuries that might occur as the result of an accident can cause you great stress and agony and if they are untreated you might live with pain for the rest of your life. It’s important to know the types of injuries that are often associated with auto accidents so you can know what to look for in the event that you are involved in an accident. Some of these injuries include;

1.) Whiplash. This is a sneaky injury that often will feel like a mild strain at first, but it could stick around for many years to come. This injury is caused by the sudden jerking of your head back and forth which puts stress on your neck. Common symptoms of whiplash include neck pain, stiffness, headaches and dizziness. You may feel mild pain at first and you should note this to your medical provider so she/he can pay close attention to your neck area to help determine if the pain that is minor could turn into something more serious in the long-term.

2.) Broken bones. In serious accidents broken bones are quite common, but even in seemingly minor accidents broken bones can occur. Typically the parts of the body that are most susceptible to broken bones when you are in an auto accident are legs, ribs, pelvis and arms. Depending on the impact that occurs you may be facing a mild fracture or something more severe like a full break that may require surgery and months of physical therapy to return to where you were before the accident. In some severe cases you may never return to full range of motion or have your bones fully healed. It is important for your medical provider to check on any pain you are feeling because even a minor fracture could result in a long term issue for you.

3.) Head injuries. Here again, the severity of the accident could dictate how difficult of a head injury you are facing. In a minor accident you might expect a mild concussion which would require you to seek the advice of a medical professional on how to best approach the healing process. However, in severe, more extreme cases, you may be looking at a traumatic brain injury (TBI) which could cause some serious long-term issues for you like memory loss, difficulty concentrating and change in your personality. If you are struck on the head, no matter how mild it might seem you should seek the advice of a medical professional. These injuries can have long lasting impacts on your overall health and well-being and a medical provider will be able to help you chart a course forward.

Whether you’re in a serious New Haven auto accident or just a fender bender you will always want to seek medical attention for any injury you might suffer. While an injury may seem like a mild nuisance at the scene of the accident it could turn into a serious and life-long injury if it is not treated by a medical provider. When you are involved in an accident you should always take the time to see someone to make sure that you are cleared of all injuries before you take further action on determining fault or compensation for the accident in question.

Once you’ve seen a medical provider you may need to speak with an attorney to review your situation. Contact our office and one of our experienced attorneys will review your situation and work with you to protect your long-term interests.