Even Minor Virginia Collisions Can Cause Serious Car Accident Injuries
It is easy to assume that the seriousness of car accident injuries can be determined by the amount of damage done to the vehicle. In many cases, catastrophic accidents result in both serious physical injury and auto damage from the collision. However, the common expression “It’s just a little dent” cannot accurately determine whether or not motorists suffer serious injuries from minor car accidents.
Whenever a car stops suddenly, those riding inside can be tossed abruptly into part of the car. Many times, in low-impact crashes, airbags do not deploy. Without an airbag to absorb the force of the impact, even a minor accident could cause serious injuries from the force of impact.
These serious injuries can include:
- Back injuries
- Facial or skull injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Brain injuries
- Internal injuries
- Broken bones
- Psychological trauma
Some of these injuries might be visible right away, but in many cases, due to the stress of an accident, many of the signs and symptoms of injury are masked until a later time. Always seek medical attention right away to be sure your injuries aren’t worse than you realize.
No matter how serious your car accident may have seemed, speaking with a skilled car accident attorney can help you ensure that your legal rights are protected. At Lewis & Tompkins, we represent victims who have been injured in all kinds of car crashes in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. We may be able to offer you the help you need, too. Contact us today to schedule your no-hassle consultation.