Car Accident Injury Symptoms That May Be Delayed

Posted on January 31, 2019 in

During your regular commute to work, and driving along the same route you usually take, you suddenly feel a hit from behind. You hear the noise and your seat belt tightened up upon impact. You pull off to the side of the road. All you can think about is how you’re going to be late for work. The driver of the car that rear ended you also pulls over. Rather than call the police, you exchange insurance and vehicle information. The damage to your vehicle isn’t all that bad and the driver of the car that hit you from behind swears he’ll pay for the fix of the seemingly minor damage to your car. Now you’re late to work and the project deadlines you’re facing for the day are not disappearing because of this fender-bender. You drive away and head to work.

You make it through the day, but when you wake up the next morning your neck and back are aching so much you don’t even want to get out of bed. You weren’t bleeding after the accident and you even drove away after the crash, so what gives?

Whiplash May Not Onset Until the Day After the Crash

When you were rear-ended, it caused your body to jerk forward and backward in a violent manner which is known as whiplash. That neck and back pain you’re now experiencing may be more serious than you originally had thought.

Resolving Your Claim Following a Whiplash Injury

You may be wondering how long it will take to resolve your case after you suffered whiplash in a Manhattan rear-end collision. Well the truth is, it depends. Insurance companies often tend to minimize what are often times referred to as “soft tissue” injuries and may give a “low-ball” offer prior to the commencement of a lawsuit. Other times, your Manhattan personal injury lawyer may be able to negotiate a fair settlement without the need to file in Court. And some cases drag on for years – that’s just the way it is, unfortunately.

If you’ve been involved in an auto accident in Manhattan and suffered whiplash or other injuries, contact Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. at 212-518-2095.

Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. P.C.

In over a decade of legal practice, Attorney Michael Redenburg began his career defending cases for the clients of insurance companies. Initially defending no-fault claims at a Long Island-based law firm, he then moved on to a Manhattan-based firm where he defended the clients of insurance carriers in auto accident and premises liability matters.

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