After a rear-end accident, two things are usually readily apparent.  First, the person who hit you from behind is typically legally at fault for the accident.  Second, the damage to your car is immediately noticeable.

However, the most important consequence of the accident may not be as obvious.  That is your injuries.  While some rear-end accident injuries are felt at the time of impact, it takes time for other injuries to become clear. 

The delay in experiencing symptoms does not make the injuries any less serious, nor does it diminish the liability of the person that hit you.  For these reasons, it is important to recognize symptoms that require prompt medical treatment in the hours, days, and weeks following a Georgia rear-end crash.

If you experience any of the following symptoms, please seek prompt medical attention:
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion or memory loss
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Loss of feeling in legs, arms, or other parts of the body
  • Knee pain

What These Symptoms can Mean?

These symptoms may be indicative of serious medical problems.  Headaches, blurred vision, confusion or memory loss can be symptoms of a concussion or traumatic brain injury.  Neck pain, back pain and loss of feeling can be symptoms of a spinal cord injury, and knee pain may mean that you have a serious injury to the complicated knee joint.

What to Do if You are Hurt in a Georgia Rear-End Accident

All of these injuries can be serious even if the onset of the symptoms is slow.  Therefore, we encourage you to seek prompt medical attention if you experience any of the symptoms described above, or any other sign of injury after an accident.

Then, contact an Atlanta car accident attorney from The Dover Law Firm who can help you recover the damages that you need if you’ve been injured in a rear-end crash.  We can be reached at 1.770.518.1133 or via our online contact form for information about your specific case.