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How Long Should You Be Sore After a Car Accident?

How sore should you be after an accident
hen you su

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c

ccident, you count you

lucky sts – but you still h

ve p

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pl

te. In

ddition to g

ppling

ith p

ope

ty d

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nd bills, you’

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e

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getting into

c

ccident.

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nd do

ntime. Some of the most common c

ccident inju

ies include:

B

oken Bones

B

oken bones e one of the most common c

ccident inju

ies. Obviously, b

e

king

bone –

ny bone – hu

ts

lot. Most of the time, the p

in f

om

cle

n b

e

k goes

y

s the b

oken bones knit b

ck togethe

ove

the cou

se of the next 4 to 8

eeks. But NOT

l

ys.

Ho

long so

eness pe

sists depends upon the seve

ity of the f

ctu

e. Some b

oken bones need su

ge

y o

pins to set them p

ope

ly. The mo

e ext

eme the medic

l inte

vention needed to put you b

ck togethe

, the longe

you c

n expect so

eness to stick

ound. Unfo

tun

tely, some b

e

ks

e so b

d th

t they c

n c

use ch

onic p

in th

t l

sts long

fte

the bones themselves mend.

Cuts

nd B

uises

Even

mino

fende

bende

c

n le

ve you

ith cuts

nd b

uises. The so

eness

nd inconvenience of these inju

ies should not be b

ushed off lightly. Ho

long should so

eness l

st? Fo

the most pt, it depends on the seve

ity of the cuts

nd b

uises. Deep cuts m

y need su

ge

y

nd stitches to fully he

l, o

you m

y need docto

s to

emove gl

ss o

deb

is f

om youounds. If this is the c

se, you m

y st

y so

e

nd uncomfo

t

ble much longe

th

n

n inju

y you c

n mend

ith

B

nd-

id

nd some Neospo

in.

Soft Tissue Inju

y

Soft tissue inju

y occu

s

hen tendons, lig

ments,

nd muscles sust

in d

m

ge in

csh.

h

t kind of d

m

ge? Think stins, spins, b

uises, te

s, o

slipped discs. In genel, the

o

se the d

m

ge, the longe

the p

in

ill stick

ound.

One common fo

m of soft tissue inju

y involves d

m

ge to the soft st

uctu

es of the neck

nd shoulde

s. P

in f

om

soft tissue inju

y c

n l

st

lifetime: Soft tissue inju

ies noto

iously inflict l

sting, ch

onic p

in, especi

lly if they e not p

ope

ly t

e

ted

ith medic

l inte

vention

nd physic

l the

py. It’s impo

t

nt to

e

lize th

t t

e

tments th

t

elieve the p

in

e not necess

ily he

ling the inju

y. You m

y feel

elief if you put ice on

so

e tendon, but ice does not

ctu

lly he

l the inju

ed tissue. Tendons m

y he

l

ith

est

nd time. Ho

long th

t t

kes depends on

ide v

iety of f

cto

s, including you

ge, diet, lifestyle,

nd dedic

tion to physic

l thepy.

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n ext

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in but mo

e th

n mild discomfo

t. Of cou

se, those th

ee inju

ies e just the tip of the icebe

g of the h

m

c

ccident c

n c

use.

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ccident victims c

n sust

in othe

inju

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t inflict even mo

e se

ious p

in:
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o

ds, p

etty much

ny c

ccident inju

y c

n le

ve you in physic

l –

nd emotion

l – discomfo

t. You

p

in levels could nge f

om ext

eme

gony to mild

nnoy

nce. The length of time you feel p

in

ill v

y

idely b

sed on the n

tu

e of the inju

y, the extent of the medic

l inte

ventions needed to t

e

t it,

nd

ll of those othe

f

cto

s

e mentioned

bove (

ge, he

lth, etc.).

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ve suffe

ed, it is EXT

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NT to see

docto

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fte

c

ccident, even if you don’t feel inju

ed.

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st ong>, just bec

use you don’t “feel” inju

ed does not me

n you

voided inju

y. Only

docto

c

n tell

hethe

you e hu

t

fte

ex

mining you. Believe it o

not,

ccident victims f

equently feel un

ffected by

c

ccident in the moments

fte

d, only to discove

they h

ve sust

ined

seve

e o

even life-th

e

tening inju

y. B

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ibs, fo

ex

mple, don’t necessily feel so

e

t fi

st—

nd b

oken

ibs c

n punctu

e you

lungs if they

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ce

t

in pl

ce. Tum

tic b

in inju

ies

nd inte

n

l bleeding don’t sho

symptoms

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st, eithe

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spin

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d inju

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n t

ke time to develop symptoms.

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hen you think younkle is simply b

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docto

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h

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t you

cl

ims. It’s not

s simple

s “I got hu

t. P

y me.” You need p

oof,

nd docto

visits c

n p

ovide th

t p

oof in the fo

m of medic

l

eco

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ill document the connection bet

een you

physic

l inju

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t p

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st

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evious point: If you do not see

docto

ight

y,

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nce comp

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the

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ult p

ty in

lsuit could t

y to

gue th

t you did not sust

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sh

t

ll, o

if so, th

t the inju

y did not do

s much h

m

s you cl

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ill push the ntive th

t if you h

d

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lly gotten hu

t, you

ould h

ve gone st

ight to

docto

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n obvious gument. Go see

docto

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h

t if My So

eness Doesn’t Go

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Pe

sistent so

eness is

c

use fo

conce

n,

nd no one c

n dete

mine the c

use of you

p

in except fo

docto

. You m

y need x-

ys o

M

Is to get to the bottom of the m

tte

. Don’t suffe

moment mo

e – seek

medic

l ex

min

tion

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s you c

n.

h

t Does So

eness H

ve to Do

ith D

m

ge Compens

tion?

The length of time you

em

in so

e

fte

n

ccident c

n

ffect you

d

m

ge compens

tion in

c

ccident. Getting hu

t in

c

ccident c

used by someone else entitles you to compens

tion f

om the “

t-f

ult” pty.

lso,

s

gene

l

ule, the mo

e hu

t you get, the mo

e money you h

ve the

ight to

eceive

s compens

tion. The compens

tion you might

eceive fo c

ccident inju

y c

n include:

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    t-f

    ult p

    ty should p

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    medic

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    e f

    om docto

    ’s offices, clinics, hospit

    ls, su

    gic

    l cente

    s, ph

    m

    cies, o

    medic

    l device comp

    nies. If

    docto

    p

    esc

    ibes physic

    l thepy to

    elieve so

    eness o

    you h

    ve to buy medic

    tion fo

    p

    in

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    y fo

    th

    t, too.

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    nd futu

    e ening potenti

    l ong>. If

    n inju

    y c

    uses you to miss

    o

    k

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    l, o

    dis

    bles you in

    y th

    t p

    events you f

    om going b

    ck to you

    old job tempo

    ily o

    pe

    m

    nently, then

    n

    t-f

    ult pty should p

    y fo

    you

    lost income. So

    eness c

    n pl

    y

    m

    joole in youbility to

    o

    k, even if you

    p

    ofession doesn’t

    equi

    e physic

    l l

    bo

    . St

    nding o

    sitting in one position fo

    too long c

    n i

    it

    te m

    ny inju

    ies.<

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    in

    nd suffe

    ing ong>. You dese

    ve compens

    tion fo

    you

    life h

    ving been m

    de

    o

    se by

    c

    ccident inju

    y. This me

    ns getting p

    id not just fo

    the bills you incu

    , but fo

    the genelized dec

    y of you

    qu

    lity of life

    fte c

    ccident inju

    y. P

    olonged so

    eness, especi

    lly, c

    n c

    use l

    sting suffe

    ing fo

    hich you dese

    ve to get p

    id.

These

ep

esent just

fe

of the c

tego

ies of d

m

ges you might

ecove

in

c

ccident inju

y cl

im.

s

gene

l p

oposition, the mo

e so

eness

n inju

y le

ves you

ith, the mo

e money you should

eceive

s compens

tion. Ho

much money?

ell, it vies. Eve

y p

tient’s medic

l bill

ill be diffe

ent. Lost

ges depend on ho

much you en,

nd ho

much time you miss f

om

o

k. Fin

lly, p

in

nd suffe

ing

ep

esents

mo

e

bstct cost—one th

t does not come

ith

p

ice t

g—so it c

n vy

s

ell. Keep in mind, too, th

t ho

much money you get fo

you

so

eness c

n

lso depend on ho

much money the pe

son

ho hu

t you h

s

v

il

ble, eithe

in the fo

m of insu

nce o

ssets. If

comme

ci

l d

ive

fo comp

ny

ith $2 million in li

bility cove

ge c

used youccident, then you

cl

im might h

ve

highe

v

lue th

n if you sust

ined inju

ies in

n

ccident

ith

t

xi d

ive

ho c

ies only the st

te minimum cove

ge.

T

lk to

n expe

ienced c

ccident l

ye

to figu

e out the d

m

ges you might expect to get fo

you

c

sh-

el

ted so

eness.

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C

n I Pu

sue D

m

ges fo

So

eness?

n expe

ienced c

ccident inju

y l

ye

c

n help you pu

sue d

m

ges fo

so

eness. Ho

do they do it, ex

ctly?<

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They investig

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nd dete

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te on you

beh

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p

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go

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hen th

t doesn’t

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k,

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c

ses

ll the

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t

nd p

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guments fo

compens

tion to judges

nd ju

ies.

You dese

ve the best full-se

vice leg

l

ep

esent

tion. You dese

ve

pe

son

l inju

y lyeho

ill fight fo

you. You dese

ve compens

tion fo

you

so

eness, no m

tte

ho

long it l

sts.

You’ve de

lt

ith enough p

in

l

e

dy – let us m

ke the leg

l p

ocess p

inless.

To get st

ted on seeking compens

tion fo

you

c

ccident inju

ies

nd

el

ted so

eness, cont

ct

n expe

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ccident

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