Can Simple Fender Benders and Low-Speed Crashes Be High-Value Personal Injury Cases?

You might not think minor fender benders in New Hampshire could result in a high-value lawsuit–but they can. Even a low-speed crash can give rise to painful, lingering injuries that demand extensive medical treatment, including long-term physical therapy, hospitalization, or surgery. Sometimes, a person may even become temporarily or permanently disabled and unable to work. If you suffer such injuries after a fender-bender, you could be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering.

Common fender-bender injuries

After a fender bender, you might walk away thinking you’ve escaped injury because you don’t have any notable cuts or bruises. However, it’s important to see a medical professional nonetheless. Signs of internal injuries may not always be immediately apparent and can take hours or days to surface. The most common injuries following a fender-bender include:

Whiplash. Whiplash occurs when your head and neck sharply “whip” backward and forwards upon impact in a crash, usually if you’ve been rear-ended. The abrupt movement can stretch and strain your muscles resulting in a range of symptoms, including neck pain and stiffness, headaches, loss of range of motion in the neck, tenderness or pain in the shoulders, dizziness, fatigue, and more. While it takes some people several days to recover from whiplash, it may take others several months.

Back injuries. Even a low-speed crash can give rise to serious back injuries. The force of the impact may lead to a herniated disc, compression fractures, or misalignment of spinal vertebrae, all of which are likely to give rise to severe back pain. Back injuries usually require substantial medical treatment or therapy and could result in a long-term disability.

Soft tissue injury. A fender-bender can also result in sprains, strains, or bruises to your soft or connective tissues. Soft tissues include muscles, ligaments, tendons, blood vessels, and skin. If you experience aches, pains, stiffness, or soreness within 24 to 48 hours after the crash, you are likely suffering from soft tissue injuries.

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If you have an injury that arose from a New Hampshire fender bender, it’s essential to consult a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Call the skilled personal injury attorneys of Tenn And Tenn, P.A. at 1-888-511-1010 today or contact us online for a free consultation. We are ready to help determine who was at fault and fight for your rights.

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