Injuries Caused by Low-Impact Car Accidents

Car accidents can be devastating. If they’re serious, the effects can be irreversible. Even if they’re not so serious, the effects can be long-lasting, upset your day-to-day life, and even cause you to put your life on hold because of the nagging and debilitating pain that can result. Sometimes, when you’ve had a minor fender bender, the pain from an injury does not always immediately manifest itself. It’s important to have the guidance of a Sarasota car accident attorney to help you know what your rights are so that you are not left injured and unable to help yourself. The legal professionals at Matthew Erjavec, P.A., would like to tell you about a few of the injuries that can result from low-impact car accidents.


The very term sounds painful, but whiplash is the most common injury sustained from a low-pact crash. This injury is tricky because it can sometimes take many days for the pain to manifest itself. It can even go away and then come back again. Whiplash is caused by the sudden hyperextension of the neck. It’s why cars have headrests; but even those can’t fully protect you from injury. This injury can sometimes be even worse than “a pain in the neck.” This painful stiffness can also sometimes be felt in the chest and the arms.

Lower Back Injuries and Back Strain

In a car accident, you don’t have time enough to restrain yourself before an impact. This can result in back strain and other painful, nagging lower back injuries that can often put your life on hold.

Injuries to Chest, Ribs and Other Soft Tissues

Tendons, ligaments and muscles can be injured by the impact of a fender bender. The occurrence of these soft tissue injuries has been on the rise in part due to stricter seat belt legislation. Chest and rib injuries are also common in many low-impact car accidents.

After a fender bender, always seek the advice of a reliable and experienced car accident attorney in Sarasota. A lawyer can give you valuable advice that can help get you back on the road as smoothly as possible.