(Redmond/Personal Injury) Small Accident / Major Pain

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(Redmond/Personal Injury) Small Accident / Major Pain
Written By: Josh Lowell ~ 4/27/2016

The moral of the story is in the title: even a small accident can cause major pains. Whiplash is a common term known to most drivers, but few people actually realize what it actually is. A low speed impact may not cause any damage to vehicles involved because the cars are designed to absorb much of the energy. A human body is not built to absorb energy. A whiplash Personal Injury occurs when the force of a collision causes the neck to flex forward and hyperextend in the opposite direction quickly.

While there are no overt signs of injury, the soft tissue in the driver's neck and upper back may have been overstretched and damaged. In turn, despite little or no damage to the individual's car, they may experience significant neck and upper back pain or even complaints of headaches. Visits to a chiropractor, massage therapist, or physical therapist can help aid in recovery of these muscles. Healing takes times. So, don't give up on treatment. Follow your provider's recommendations to a tee.

The problem with low impact collisions and whiplash injuries is that third party insurance companies prefer to see major vehicle damage or objective signs of physical trauama or injury (i.e. broken bones, herniated discs, lacerations). With symptoms of whiplash, insurance companies will make every attempt to evade liability for you pain complaints. Always contact Magnuson Lowell before accepting payment minimal payment from an insurance company for your Personal Injury. With our advice, you will avoid one of the biggest pitfalls of the insurance claims process.

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