Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine recently concluded the first large study evaluating the musculoskeletal pain outcomes following motor vehicle crashes in the U.S.
What they’ve found is that while a great number of people experience some type of neck pain in the immediate aftermath of a crash, few seek treatment and even fewer file a personal injury lawsuit to protect their rights.
Our Asheville car accident attorneys find this deeply troubling because the long-term effects of these kinds of injuries can impact a person’s ability to work, engage in recreation and generally live a life free of pain. The worst part is, many people don’t realize the full impact of the injury until hours or days later. A mild neck ache in the aftermath of a crash evolves into a sharp, stabbing pain that keeps the victim awake at night and makes it difficult to enjoy activities they once loved.