Even a Seemingly Minor Car Accident Can Lead to Serious Injuries

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Even a Seemingly Minor Car Accident Can Lead to Serious Injuries

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can occur anywhere on the spinal cord, and such injuries can be symptom free until they become both more serious and more painful. The impact generated by nearly any car accident can lead to a spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injuries can lead to chronic pain, restrict motion, and even cause permanent disability. If you’ve been in a car accident, it’s in your best interest to see a doctor and rule out a spinal cord injury.


Whiplash is a painful injury that is closely associated with car accidents – especially rear-end accidents (but any kind will do). Rear-end accidents at slower speeds are often considered minor fender benders, but whiplash doesn’t qualify as a minor injury. Whiplash is caused when the head whips back and forth on the neck as a result of impact – such as the impact of a car accident. The Mayo Clinic shares those symptoms common to whiplash injuries:


  • A stiff and painful neck
  • Pain that worsens with neck movement
  • Decreased range of motion in the neck
  • Dizziness and/or fatigue
  • Numbness or tingling in the arm(s)
  • Pain and/or tenderness in the upper back, arms, or shoulders
  • A headache that radiates out from the base of the skull
  • Blurry vision
  • Ringing in the ears

In addition to these physical and sense-based symptoms, you can also suffer emotion-based symptoms – such as irritability, depression, and/or sleep problems.

The Insurance Company

If you’ve been injured by a negligent driver in a seemingly minor car accident, the insurance company will likely attempt to minimize the damage you’ve suffered. Insurance companies are motivated by generating large profits, and they do this by keeping their payouts as low as possible. Further, insurance companies have vast resources at their disposal and employ professionals who are very experienced at obtaining specific results. In other words, you need a knowledgeable car accident attorney to negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf.

If a Negligent Driver Leaves You Injured, a Skilled North Carolina/South Carolina Car Accident Lawyer Can Help

If another driver’s negligence leaves you injured, attorney Justin Bice at Bice Law – with offices in South Carolina and North Carolina – is committed to helping you obtain the compensation necessary to cover your financial, physical, and emotional damages. Mr. Bice proudly serves the Carolinas, and he’s on your side. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact or call us at 877-BICE-877 today.


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