We have been helping accident injury cases for many years now here in our Vineland New Jersey office. We understand the process extremely well and it is my personal belief that if you have been involved in an accident, even if it isn’t your fault, you are probably better off with an accident attorney to help you through the process. Unfortunately, the process can be complex, insurance companies rarely want to pay out full compensations that should be owed to you, and also so you keep any out of pocket expenses to a minimum. Let’s take a look at a few of these factors in more detail.
Hi guys, came across this simple video and thought I would share with everyone to show how much force is in an accident, even one as slow as this one. We hear so often that because an accident was low speed, there would be no injury. Unfortunately, that’s not the case as this video shows. This speed is very low but look at the force of the impact on the dummy and girl. So it goes to show that just because an accident might be low impact, the damage can still be severe.
As you can imagine, I have seen countless Vineland auto accident victims over the years in my practice. Naturally some accidents have been worse than others and the degree of treatment of course varies. But be aware, even if you’ve been involved in a low speed collision (even 10mph), the chances are you have some soft tissue injury or whiplash. That could worsen and become chronic in several months time. The best time to treat any injury is as soon as possible.
Why You Should Get Checked Out After an Auto Accident
Why you should get checked out after an auto accident is quite key to your future health. Auto accidents are very common place and here in Vineland, NJ is no different. However it is incredible the number of people who have an accident, and just because it’s minor they don’t get checked out properly. Sure, they may visit the ER and when they’re told no broken bones, they assume all is good. But that is not necessarily true. When a person is involved in an accident, one of the most common results is a whiplash injury. This is the sudden movement forward and back of the head and neck. It causes small tears in muscles and if not treated properly, these tears do not heal properly, and in the long term, cause more pain and problems.
Whiplash injuries are increasingly becoming frequent, making everyone including doctors to be concerned of the situation. They are known to cause sharp pain and even force the affected to get some time off from work and leisure activities. Overall, whiplash injuries have significant effects on quality of life. A study in the European Spine Journal did a comparison between female patients with whiplash of the neck and patients with rheumatoid arthritis as well as another group with LBP (low back pain). The researchers looked at the levels of pain (high or low) among these patients and how their quality of life was affected. The results revealed that patients with whiplash had the highest level of pain. The same group of patients also experienced the greatest overall impact as far as their overall health is concerned. They experienced disturbances in vitality, social issues, emotional, and mental well-being.
Can I Get Whiplash If I was Hit From The Side?
What is Side Collision Whiplash?
Whiplash injuries result from collisions which forcefully and suddenly throw the occupant of the vehicle forward (from flexion) and backward (extension) causing a whip-like form of injury. This is quite different from side collisions or T-bone accidents which have a unique nature depending on the place which the target vehicle was struck (front, middle or rear), and more importantly the small space between the vehicle’s occupant and the location of the strike which causes more injuries.