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New Jersey is one of only two states in the nation to use the Personal Injury Protection system, or PIP, which guides the handling of auto-accident-claims in the state. Read More >

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If you've been injured in a car accident in New Jersey, it's important that you speak with an automobile accident attorney who has experience in dealing with insurance companies. Statistics show that retaining a skilled car accident lawyer is proven to greatly enhance one's chance of successfully making a claim. Read More >

New Jersey Auto Accident Insurance Claims
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New Jersey Auto Accident Insurance Claims
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        Without the superficially obvious cuts, bruises or even broken bones, many people come out of an auto accident feeling uneasy, but generally OK in the immediate aftermath. When a traumatic experience like that occurs, most people are just happy to be conscious and alert. But, when a person is involved in an accident, their adrenal glands excrete a substance known as adrenalin. This is a natural reaction the body has to trauma, and adrenalin will mask the immediate pain that is felt from an injury. It is not until a person goes home and a few hours later, they begin to feel the effects of the crash as the adrenalin wears off.
Effects of Trauma to the Spine
That is typically due to the fact that the areas most affected in an auto collision tend to be along the neck and the spine. And the delicate nature of the spinal cord means that the pain caused by an underlying problem might not become evident until days or possibly even weeks later.
Delayed Onset of Injuries from a Car Accident
The spinal column is lined with discs, divided into 31 different parts, which absorb impacts to the back like a cushion, and in each of these discs they are filled with spinal fluids which act as a type of shock absorber. What usually causes this delayed onset of pain in the back is following a severe traumatic event like an auto accident, is the discs may tear and leak fluid. And each person has a limited supply of spinal fluid in their discs, unlike other parts of the body it will not regenerate when it has depleted. As the fluid leaves the disc through the tear, it bulges out, or becomes herniated, and when herniated it can push up against the nerves which run through the spinal column. But, this drain of spinal fluid can start at the moment of impact and manifest itself in the weeks and months that follow as the fluid becomes depleted. For More Information on Spinal Cord Injuries, Click Here.
Reasons for the Delayed Onset of Injuries
That’s why, it may take some time for the injury to “catch up” and make itself evident as the back adjusts to the trauma. The spinal column is the main throughway which nerves pass to various points in the body; depending on which disc is affected, other issues related to the nerves may start to appear. For example, if you injured the disc in your lower back which controls the nerves to the toes and foot, this could lead to problems with those extremities as the inflamed spinal disc has less room and presses against the nerve. As the disc herniation becomes worse, so too might the seemingly unrelated nerve pain now running down from the spine to the foot and toes.
Make Sure You Visit a Hospital
It’s always recommended that you visit the hospital immediately following a collision, to make sure you are checked out for other possible injuries. In many cases, if you are experiencing back pain right away, the most they will do in the emergency room is to take x-ray’s to ensure there aren’t any broken bones. But, other than that, the patient is typically sent on their way, and told to visit their family doctor if they have any lingering problems. The family doctor will then recommend the next steps in care, as it is common to come to them with lower back aches and pains in the aftermath of a car accident. A follow up then with a specialist would most likely be needed. MRI’s should be taken if the issues continue, which will allow doctor’s to observe and diagnose problems in the spinal cord much clearer than an X-ray.
If you have been involved in an auto accident and are looking to speak to an attorney, call 856-616-1300. Dealing with injuries as a result of a car accident can be a difficult process. Even if you just have a question or concern, call today to see if an attorney is right for you.

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