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Long-Term Injuries Caused By Low-Speed Car Accidents

A common misconception while driving is that the low speed of the vehicle does not cause accidents. In most low-speed accidents, the car travels at 10 miles per hour or less. 

Even though the internal damage to the vehicle might be minor, injuries to the passengers and drivers are severe. These accidents are often called fender and bender and occur in rear-end collisions or busy intersections. 

While your car travels at a low speed, the force and pressure applied during the collision can result in life-threatening injuries to passengers and drivers. If you were in such an accident, contact a Philadelphia, PA car accident attorney as soon as possible. 

Long-term injuries caused by low-speed car accidents 

  1. Whiplash 

Whiplash is a common injury caused in a low-speed car accident with rear-end collisions. When you are involved in a crash, and your body experiences a jerk, it can result in a whiplash injury causing long-term neck and back-related issues in a victim. 

Most whiplash injuries do not appear immediately after the accident, which might confuse the victim. The injured person thinks they are fine. However, these injuries show symptoms much later after the accident and can lead to increased pain if not treated.

 So it is best to get a medical check-up after your car accident, ensuring you do not suffer from a whiplash injury. If the doctor does detect any intel neck injuries, you can start your treatment immediately to avoid future complications. 

  1. Traumatic brain injury 

Traumatic brain injuries occur when victims collide with an object, window, or glass of the car in a low-speed accident. The force exerted by the collision can lead the passenger or driver to crash themselves into the vehicle’s interior. 

The sudden jolt to the head can cause the victim devastating medical conditions like impaired vision, restricted mobility, loss of memory, and difficulty in concentrating on things. A victim suffering from a traumatic brain injury might lose their ability to perform daily tasks and may have to quit work for a long time or even permanently. 

Not only do such victims face physical challenges they also suffer from mental health disorders like depression and anxiety due to their impairments. Depending o the severity of your brain injuries, you might experience the symptoms early or late after the accident. So it is advised to check yourself for internal brain damage right after the accident.