“If it was only a fender bender, why does my neck hurt so much?”
Get medical help and a fender bender attorney in PHL to back you up!
When you get into a minor car accident, you may be unsure as to what the law requires of you and/or what rights you have under the law. Different states have slightly different laws about fender bender incidents. In Pennsylvania, when no one is hurt and there is no major damage, you are to call 911 and they will help you decide if the police are needed or not. Regardless of whether an officer is dispatched, you need to get the necessary information from the other driver in order to file an accident report.
According to the National Security Council, each year 12 million car accidents occur in the U.S. Insurance industry stats say that you’ll be in an accident about once every 17.9 years, and about ⅓ of people involved in a car accident suffer whiplash injuries. The cumulative cost of whiplash injury treatment in the US hits the $10 billion mark annually. Common fender bender injuries under the whiplash category include all manner of symptoms:
- Arm pain
- Neck pain
- Numbness, tingling
- Disturbed sleep
- Ringing in the ears
- Blurred vision
If you have any of these symptoms, go to a doctor immediately. You also need a fender bender attorney in PHL to take care of the legal side of the matter as soon as possible. TMH Law is prepared to help you file fender bender medical claims and fender bender amount settlements, guiding you through the process so that you will not have to pay for these costs on your own.
One of the biggest misconceptions about accidents is that the car damage relates to your injury severity. But nothing could be further from the truth. The evidence demonstrates that there is no correlation between car damage and injury severity. While a car can withstand a collision of 12 MPH with little or no damage, it’s very likely that a person in the car will be hurt: 60% of injuries from car accidents occur at speeds between 6-12 MPH (Spine Research Institute of San Diego).
So, the moral of the story is: don’t let the lack of damage to the car inhibit you from getting the legal and medical help you need following an accident. Talk to one of our fender bender attorneys in PHL by contacting TMH Law today at 215-592-8080.