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Even “Minor” Car Accidents Can Cause Serious Injuries

A woman in New Brunswick was involved in what was considered to be a "minor" car wreck. There was no major damage done to either the woman's car or the at-fault driver's car. It appeared to be your run-of-the-mill fender bender. Twelve hours later, the story was much different.

The woman who was hit started to feel pain in her neck and back. She may have initially chalked this up to soreness from the accident. Unfortunately, the pain did not go away. In fact, it got worse and spread to various parts of her body.

She went to see various medical professionals and was diagnosed with both rheumatoid arthritis and complex regional pain syndrome (CRSD), according to nj.com. She did not have either condition prior to the car accident.

The woman made the wise decision of consulting with a personal injury attorney and she secured a $3 million jury award to cover medical expenses and pain and suffering.

This case illustrates how any car accident, no matter how "minor" it seems, can cause serious injuries that may affect you for weeks or months afterwards. Don't think that just because you were involved in a fender bender, you can't get compensated from a personal injury claim in Virginia (VA). Take the time to speak to an injury lawyer in Hampton Roads, VA so you can find out what legal options are available to you.


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