Car accidents can be a very frightening and painful experience for victims. They can happen in a matter of seconds, but the injuries that are suffered can last long after the crash has been cleared from the roads. And in many cases, the people who are hurt experience a wide range of physical repercussions of a crash; some of which may not even be immediately identifiable.
Not all car accident victims suffer broken bones, paralysis or serious brain injuries in a collision. In fact, many people assume they are just fine after a crash if they are able to walk around and do not see any blood. However, the truth is that many people who are involved in an accident experience head, neck or back pain that can linger on long after a crash and affect their daily lives.
This may be what eight people struggle with as they recover from a recent accident that took place near Palm Springs. According to reports, the driver of a Pontiac was merging on to I-10 when she lost control of her vehicle after making an unsafe turn. Her car crashed into a Suburban carrying at least six people, which then crashed into a large tractor trailer. Both the Pontiac and the Suburban flipped over and landed on the side of the road.
Luckily, everyone in the three vehicles survived and eight of them escaped the accident with non-serious injuries. However, this is not to say that they are not hurt. Being involved in an accident like this one, which involves high speeds and vehicle rollovers, can be a violent experience. Victims can be bruised, cut and very sore immediately following a crash and these injuries can take some time to heal. In many cases, they may never heal completely and a person is left coping with physical damage indefinitely.
This is why it can be helpful to speak to an attorney after getting into any type of car accident in California. Injuries that may not seem serious at first could end up getting worse and it can be helpful to know your legal options for holding a negligent party accountable for any injuries stemming from a crash. Many times, victims are able to pursue compensation after an accident which can help cover costs including lost wages, medical bills and other related expenses.
Source: The Desert Sun, "Eight people injured in I-10 collision," Denise Goolsby and Dave Nyczepir, Dec. 13, 2013