Auto collision Symptoms
Soft tissue can be easily torn or strained during a car accident, when the body automatically braces or twists in an attempt to avoid injury, or is jolted as a result of the force of the collision. A dramatic or high-speed collision isn’t necessary to cause soft tissue damage-in fact many soft tissue injuries are the result of collisions that occur at less than ten miles per hour.
Because low-impact accidents usually cause little damage to the vehicles involved, it’s easy to overlook the resulting injuries. And since soft tissue injuries are easy to miss in the first place, the problem is compounded. After any car accident, regardless of the severity, you should be evaluated by a doctor to determine the possibility of injury.
Symptoms of soft tissue injuries can manifest sometime after a car accident occurs-sometimes as long as several days or a few weeks after. Even if you’ve been treated and released by paramedics or from an emergency room, you should still keep an eye out for any unusual discomfort or pain. Symptoms to be aware of include:
- Neck pain
- Sore muscles or spasms in the back
- Tingling or numbness in the extremities
- Dizziness or nausea
If you experience any of these symptoms, or any discomfort or pain after a car accident, see your doctor right away to determine if the symptoms might be due to soft tissue injury suffered during the accident. If they are, perhaps a consultation with a lawyer will help you determine the best way to pursue treatment and possible compensation for your injuries.