Car accidents in Las Vegas can be one of the most frightening and confusing experiences that you can go through. Often, the first thing that you are concerned about following an automobile accident is the damage to your vehicle or your insurance coverage. This results in you neglecting the most important part, which are your injuries due to the physical trauma of the accident, big or small. Seeking immediate care following the incident is the most vital aspect in determining the overall outcome of your condition. Beginning treatment right away will help you to avoid the long term problems we so often see when personal injury cases go untreated or begin treatment too late.
Unfortunately, many people believe that the most serious injuries sustained following car accidents are immediately noticeable. There is also a misconception that only high speed or hard impact collisions can cause serious damage to a person’s body. It has been found that these two beliefs are largely responsible for the vast number of injuries that fail to receive treatment following automobile collisions. Therefore, the first thing to remember when making the decision to seek appropriate care is to understand that a large number of injuries can occur following many different types of collisions.
Following a car accident, a person must keep in mind that many factors such as the placement of a cars headrest, size of both automobiles involved in the collision, and the speed that they were traveling prior at impact all play an important role in determining the injuries sustained. To help understand this concept, it has been shown through research that a car traveling only 5 mph at the time of impact is capable of producing the forces necessary to cause whiplash injuries. While injuries such as fractures, cuts, concussions, and dislocations are immediately noticeable, other forms of damage to musculature, blood vessels, and nerves may not become evident for months or even years. Unfortunately, when these injuries become evident months and years down the road, insurance companies are often not held liable for reimbursement. Therefore, it is important that you undergo a complete evaluation immediately following your accident by Dr. Bauer and our staff here at 20/20 ChiroYoga.