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Milwaukee car accident attorneys, soft tissue injuries, car accident injuries, whiplash, sprain injuriesMotor vehicle collisions can be incredibly traumatic, resulting in serious, life-changing injuries such as broken bones, traumatic brain injury, or paralysis. However, even if someone does not suffer major trauma, a car accident can cause long-lasting harm that is not immediately evident.

Soft tissue injuries can occur in minor collisions. Therefore, if you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, it is important to be aware of the symptoms of these types of injuries and seek treatment. Being armed with this information will help ensure that you are able to pursue compensation from the party or parties responsible for your damages.

What Are Soft Tissue Injuries? 

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rear-end car accidents, rear-end crashes, whiplash, brain injuries, Milwaukee auto wreck attorneysBeing hit by another car from behind is a common type of car accident. Often, these accidents are caused by speeding or inattentive drivers.

According to 2014 data, rear-end crashes account for about one-third of all car accidents. In that year, there were almost 2 million rear-end accidents reported. Of those accidents, about 2,000 were fatal. Moreover, 522,000 of these accidents lead to bodily injury.

Is Fault Already Determined?

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Wisconsin accident attorney, Wisconsin personal injury lawyerWhiplash has remained one of medicine’s strange mysteries, especially in cases where there are long-term pain and complication. However, a new study has devised a way that may help in predicting which patients are likely to experience long-lasting symptoms, which can prove to be beneficial in ensuring proper treatment and interventions are provided. Though only a single study at this point, this new diagnostic method could prove to be highly beneficial in treating automobile accident victims in the future.

Risk Group Division and Long-Term Complications

Conducted by the Danish “Whiplash Study Group” and presented at the Second Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) in Copenhagen, the study followed the outcomes of 326 automobile accident victims diagnosed with whiplash. Each had received a clinical examination within four days of the injury and were then assigned to a risk group, based on factors relating to the type and nature of their pain, type and number of painful complaints, and mobility of their neck. Those that complained of severe headaches, strong neck pain, and displayed a negative emotional state were placed in the highest risk group. The rest were categorized according to the severity of their symptoms.

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Wisconsin personal injury attorney, Wisconis accident lawyer, Wisconsin car crashe lawyerCommonly, when people are involved in automobile accidents, they inadvertently impair their legal rights by assuming they are not injured and making statements about this belief to police and witnesses. When you immediately tell people there is nothing wrong with you at the time of the accident, these statements can be used against you later on if you discover injuries after the accident and pursue legal action. Sometimes, injuries resulting from accidents display immediately, while others show up days or weeks later when you least expect it.

In 2012, the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration  estimated that approximately 2.3 million people suffered injuries as a result of an automobile accident across the United States. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, approximately 28,000 individuals were involved in automobile accidents in Wisconsin in 2012. Many people walk away from accidents feeling happy to be alive. However, when the adrenaline wears off a few hours later, the pain may begin to set in.

Symptoms of Injuries Appearing after an Automobile Accident

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