If you have recently been in a Buffalo car accident but have yet to see a medical professional, then you might start experiencing pain you were not expecting. If you suspect you were injured after a Buffalo car accident, your first stop should be to get checked out by an emergency medical professional. Not only can a medical expert alert you to an injury you might not realize you have, but they can document that injury for any claim you may bring. There are plenty of reasons why you might be feeling pain after a Buffalo car accident.
Whiplash is a condition that occurs in the neck and shoulder area after your head has been violently moved forward and then backward again. With accidents that have “minor” property damage, you might not feel any discomfort immediately after the impact. But over time, these injuries can start to become quite painful. Adrenaline starts to flow through your body immediately after an accident, and that adrenaline can mask much of your initial pain.
It does not take much of an impact in a car accident to displace or herniate the discs in your spine. There is soft tissue between each vertebrae in your back that cushions the bone and prevents discomfort. That soft tissue is referred to as a disc, and even a collision with “minor” property damage can cause a disc to pop out between your vertebrae and put pressure on your spinal column. It will not take long for this injury to become extremely painful, which is why you should get looked at immediately after your accident.
Athletes who exercise regularly can likely attest to the pain that can be created when they overwork their joints (elbows, knees, wrists, and hips). When you are not an athlete and your joints take the sudden jolt that comes from a car accident, then you are going to experience some level of pain. The sooner you report this pain to your doctor and they get you into treatment, chances are the pain will go away sooner than they would without any treatment.
Your car accident might not at first seem like a big deal, but the pain you start to feel in the days following the accident can be excruciating. Our Buffalo accident lawyers can help you with your bodily injury claim to get you compensation for the injuries relating to your Buffalo car accident.