Car commercials often focus on how safe their vehicles are. Safety is a major concern for American consumers, especially those with children. The unfortunate reality is no matter how well-constructed a car may be or how many safety features it has, it’s no match for a negligent or careless driver. If you’re in a wreck that involves another vehicle, there is a good chance you will sustain some kind of injury, and the ones you don’t immediately recognize can be the most deadly.
Our bodies produce adrenaline in a stressful or potentially life threatening situation, and adrenaline masks pain. When your life is on the line, you need to get yourself to safety as quickly as possible. You can’t afford to be slowed down by pain, which is where adrenaline comes in. Many accident victims don’t realize they’ve sustained injuries until hours after their accident. This is especially true of head and neck injuries, as well as internal bleeding.
To keep injuries from getting worse, you should always consult with a medical professional immediately following an accident. The sooner you can identify masked injuries, the better. Taking the time to go to the hospital could save your life. After you get the treatment you need, the next thing you should do is call an attorney. At Ponce Law, we offer free consultations to all Nashville accident victims. All you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call. We’ll take it from there.