Minor Car Accident Injuries Can Lead to Big Medical Expenses
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Mar 25, 2011 in Auto Accidents
More than 140,000 Arizona car accidents occur on an annual basis, and when these situations occur they lead to more than 65,000 injuries. While some of these injuries are extremely serious, thousands of them are of a nature that people would describe them as minor. Unfortunately, many people who suffer from what they believe are minor injuries do not explore their legal rights and options with an experienced Phoenix car accident lawyer until it's too late and they have incurred enormous medical bills and suffered through excruciating pain. Below is a look at how seemingly minor injuries can lead to enormous medical bills and other costs.
Minor Injuries Resulting from Arizona Car Accidents
There are many different injuries that can result from Arizona car accidents, and examples of those that are common and that are thought of as minor include the following:
- Broken glass injuries - Injuries sustained because of glass that breaks or shatters during an Arizona car accident generally includes cuts and abrasions.
- Seat belt injuries - Many do not consider the fact that a seat belt can lead to minor injuries that include bruising and sprains of the joint areas.
- Whiplash - Whiplash is considered by some to be a minor injury because it cannot generally be seen on an X-ray test result and because many people simply think that it's not a serious injury.
Any of the injuries listed above and many others can become serious problems both financially and medically for those who do not have them treated immediately. These problems that can develop include the potential for infections to develop from broken glass-caused cuts and abrasions, ongoing tendon problems caused by an initial seat belt injury and serious and never-ending neck and shoulder problems that result from the unnatural motions that lead to whiplash injuries. These problems can ultimately require extensive medical care and treatment and even surgery.
How Phoenix Car Accident Attorneys Help Get Compensation
Anyone who is involved in an Arizona car accident and who suffers what may seem like a minor injury should not simply assume that their problems will disappear. Instead, even if someone suffers a minor injury, he or she should seek medical attention and then seek the advice of a Arizona auto accident attorney who understands the legal process and how minor injuries can become major problems. Contact the Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.