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The Importance of Pursuing Legal Help in Minor Car Accidents

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whiplash injuries, minor car accidents, motor vehicle collision, Waukegan personal injury attorney, motor vehicle accidentsEvery year an average of 2.35 million Americans are injured in car accidents throughout the nation. Of those accidents, less than an average of 40,000 prove fatal. Every day minor accidents occur on American roadways. From minor rear-end collisions to non-severe side-swipe accidents, car accidents of limited impact are increasingly common in the United States. Still, some of these accidents perceived as minor, can have major implications on the impacted vehicle and its occupants.

Even in the most minor of vehicular collisions, receiving legal guidance can prove to be of the utmost importance. Minor collisions, can cause substantial damage to vehicles and occupants. For victims, even if injuries are not present at the scene, pain can be hidden by shock, and some of the most severe injuries, such as head trauma, can be hidden by delayed symptoms. If you or a member of your family is involved in a motor vehicle collision, contact our experienced team of Waukegan personal injury attorneys.

Minor Injuries with Major Problems

Even the most uneventful car accident can result in major injuries to motor vehicle occupants. In minor rear-end collisions, whiplash and other types of serious head and neck injuries can occur. Often times, these injuries are not realized until after the incident. However, traumatic head and neck injuries can result in loss of work hours, nausea, and lengthy physical therapy programs.

Another type of painful injury that can occur in a minor collision is a rib fracture. Symptoms of rib fractures can be subdued by the victim’s shock after a collision, but the pain can go on for weeks or even months. When ribs are broken or fractured, victims feel pain while breathing deeply, twisting, and even laughing or coughing. An injury such as a rib fracture can be caused simply by the effective use of an airbag restraint system.

Delayed injury symptoms continue to plague victims of motor vehicle accidents throughout the country. Commonly delayed symptoms include headaches, head and neck soreness, back stiffness, and post traumatic stress. For these reasons alone, it is crucially important to contact legal professionals even after even a minor car accident 

Contact a Waukegan Personal Injury Attorney 

If you are involved in a minor motor vehicle collision, receiving legal guidance can save time, heartache, and money. At Salvi & Maher, L.L.C., our knowledgeable staff has decades of experience helping victims recover from traumatizing automobile accidents. For additional information, contact a Lake County car accident lawyer today at 847-662-3303. 

Sources:

http://ktar.com/story/605000/7-delayed-injury-symptoms-after-a-car-crash/

http://asirt.org/initiatives/informing-road-users/road-safety-facts/road-crash-statistics

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