Is there a direct relationship between the severity of the car accident and the seriousness of the injury?

Neck Injury

No. Minor car accidents often result in little or no injury, while major accidents usually cause major injuries, but the reverse can also be true. There are many stories of people walking away from horrible crashes and conversely of people suffering a lifetime of pain from what looks like a minor accident. You cannot judge someone's injuries by merely looking at the vehicle damage; however, insurance companies will often try to do just that. Professional documentation of your injuries and health status are important when filing an injury claim. It is important that you be seen by a medical professional to determine the degree of injury you may have suffered.

Kellam T. Parks
Managing Member of Parks Zeigler, PLLC