Car accidents happen every single day by the thousands all across the country. Obviously, there are not thousands of reports of car accidents on the local news, and even when accidents are reported, it is often only to inform viewers or listeners of traffic issues. The truth is that most accidents do not cause fatal or life-changing injuries. For many of these less severe accidents, victims dismiss the idea of pursuing compensation, sometimes believing that it is not worth the effort.
There are some instances in which the trouble of pursuing compensation would not be worth the amount recovered from a car accident, but just because your injuries do not involve broken bones or skin penetration does not mean that they are no severe enough to pursue compensation. In fact, some soft tissue injuries can lead to more serious injuries than even broken bones. Strains and sprains that seem as though they should be the least of your worries could have lasting effects on your health.
Whiplash is undoubtedly the most common type of soft tissue injury, and in many cases, people do not associate whiplash with serious injuries. However, if serious whiplash is not treated, you could begin to suffer chronic pain. In more serious circumstances, pinched nerves or traumatized muscles might cause many different, unexpected injuries.
If you are involved in a car accident of any kind, it is in your best interests to seek medical attention. An evaluation of your health will help you better determine the extent of your injuries, even if you only suffered soft tissue injuries that you believe are not serious. Once you have a better idea of the damages and risks associated with your injuries, you can enlist the aid of a Tennessee car accident attorney to help you recover compensation should you need it.