Debunking Some Common Myths About Car Accident Injuries
People suffer all sorts of injuries in car accidents. In Florida, if you suffer injuries in a car accident due to another party’s negligence, you can file a personal injury claim and recover compensation. Unfortunately, some myths about car accident injuries give people the wrong idea and lead to them not seeking compensation. If you were involved in a Florida car accident, it is crucial that you avoid falling for myths about car accident injuries. You don’t want to miss out on the payment you deserve just because you fell for an incorrect belief and failed to seek compensation from the negligent party.
Because we want you to recover the compensation you deserve after a car accident, we debunk three of the most common myths about car accident injuries in this article.
Myth #1: All Car Accident Injuries Are Visible
Some people believe that if, after a car accident, you do not have a visible injury, then you are not injured. This is farthest from the truth. It is common for car accident victims to suffer injuries that are not visible to the eye. Some of the car accident injuries that are not visible to the eye include;
- Other neck injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Back injuries
If you were involved in a Florida car accident and are experiencing pain, you should see a doctor even if you do not have a visible injury. After your doctor gives you a diagnosis, contact an attorney. A qualified personal injury attorney can help you recover compensation for your injury, even if it is not a visible injury.
Myth #2: You Cannot Suffer an Injury Without Vehicle Damage
Another common incorrect belief is that if you are involved in a car accident, and your car sustains no damage, you cannot sustain an injury. Whether or not a person suffers an injury in a car accident is not dependent on whether or not the car sustains damage. You can suffer an injury in a car accident even without vehicle damage.
Whiplash is among the most common injuries in car accidents, with little to no vehicle damage.
Myth #3: If You Do Not Experience Pain Immediately After a Car Accident, Then You Are Not Injured
Most people feel pain from their injuries immediately after a car accident. However, it is not uncommon for a person to suffer an injury in a car accident and not experience pain immediately after the accident. After a car accident, adrenaline kicks in, and you may not experience pain immediately after the accident. It can even take weeks after your car accident to experience pain from your injuries.
If you were in a Florida auto accident and it has been days or weeks since the accident, and you are not in any pain, it is advisable that you see a physician right away. A doctor can examine you and determine if you suffered an injury in your accident.
Contact Us for Legal Help
If you were involved in a Florida car accident because of another party’s negligence, contact our Orlando personal injury attorneys at The Pendas Law Firm. We can help you recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries and damages.
The Pendas Law Firm also represents clients in the Ocala, Tampa, Jacksonville, Miami, Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale, Bradenton, West Palm Beach, and Daytona Beach areas.