Injured In A Car Accident?
Car collisions can be one of the most frightening and confusing experiences that a person is forced to go through. Often the first thing that a person is concerned about following an automobile accident is the damage to their vehicle or their insurance coverage. This often results in people neglecting the most important part, their individual health. Just as is the case with many injuries, seeking proper care within a timely fashion is often the most vital aspect in determining the overall outcome of their care and condition. To assist you with making the right decision, your doctor at Interventional Associates, LLC has put together this article to provide with some information about injuries involved with car accidents and the most suitable treatment options available.
What Are The Most Common Injuries After Care Accidents?
Unfortunately, many people believe that the most serious injuries sustained following car accidents are immediately noticeable. There is also a misconception that only high speed or hard impact collisions can cause serious damage to person’s body. It has been found that these two beliefs are largely responsible for the vast number of injuries that fail to receive treatment following automobile collisions. Therefore, the first thing to remember when making the decision to seek appropriate care is to understand that a large number of injuries can occur following many different types of collisions.
Following a car accident, a person must keep in mind that many factors such as the placement of a cars headrest, size of both automobiles involved in the collision, and the speed that they were traveling prior to impact all play an important role in determining the injuries sustained. To help understand this concept, it has been shown through research that a car traveling only 5 mph at the time of impact is capable of producing the forces necessary to cause whiplash injuries. While injuries such as fractures, cuts, concussions, and dislocations are immediately noticeable, other forms of damage to musculature, blood vessels, and nerves may not become evident for months or even years. Unfortunately, when these injuries become evident months and years down the road, insurance companies are often not held liable for reimbursement no matter the severity of pain and disability. Therefore it is important that you undergo a complete evaluation immediately following your accident by a health care professional familiar with these injuries. Your doctor at Interventional Associates, LLC is one of the few health care providers who specializes in diagnosing and treating injuries associated with the musculoskeletal and nervous system.