Neck and Shoulder Injuries
The most common type of car accident – 29% – is the rear-end collision and they usually happen at traffic lights or stop signs. Sometimes they are devastating, causing serious injuries and death if the car causing the crash is going very fast but the majority of them occur at relatively slow speeds. Often the bumpers absorb much of the shock but sometimes there is enough force to cause injuries.
It’s important to remember Sir Isaac Newton’s Second Law of Motion which says “the net force on an object is equal to the mass of the object multiplied by the acceleration of the object.” It is because of this principle in physics that moving objects cause damage. Mr. Newton was also the one who figured out the mystery of gravity and the calculus so he was truly ahead of his time and someone who should be respected.
When one car runs into another, even if the speed is very slow there can be a transfer of energy that is sufficient to cause injuries because of the mass (weight) of the car. Usually these injuries are to “soft tissue” areas of the body, including the back, neck and shoulders.
Soft tissue injures happen when the muscles ligaments, or tendons in the body are damaged. While they can happen as a result of overuse, they can also occur from sudden trauma, like car accidents. This is referred to as an acute injury. With these injuries, pain, swelling, bruising, and loss of function are possible.
It’s very common for these types of injuries to not cause pain immediately after the trauma. People often begin to feel pain a few days after the accident and sometimes it grows to be excruciating. There may be damage to nerves that requires long-term treatment and for some unfortunate people the pain is lifelong.
The key to getting the best treatment for soft-tissue injuries is to get a proper medical diagnosis as quickly as possible. The other important issue is to make sure there will be money available to pay for treatment, whether it be short or long term.
Immediately after any accident it is smart to reach out to an attorney who specializes in vehicular accidents. You will want someone to determine how the accident happen and gather evidence that will help determine who was at fault. You also want to make sure someone is there to get help you with compensation for damaged property and injuries. Medical expenses today are very high, and an attorney will do everything possible to make sure your rights are protected.
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