Another injury we we see routinely with car accident injuries include symptoms of pain, tingling, or numbness in the leg, foot, or toes.

Symptoms can also include pain that worsens after standing or sitting for extended periods. These symptoms can arise from damage to the low back / spine of the individual. The trauma from the collision can cause a herniated or prolapsed disk in your spine. Your spine is made up of a series of vertebrae (bones) that are stacked one on top of each other. The vertebrae have a ‘disk’ that floats between each bone. The disk provides a type of cushion between the vertebrae, so the vertebrae don’t rub or bash against each other. If a disk has ‘slipped’ the cushioning is taken away and nerves in the area of the injury can be affected. Typically you would be sent for an X-ray, CT scan or MRI which will try to determine any damaged areas of your spine.

These sorts of symptoms / injuries are NOT minor injuries and are NOT governed by the Minor Injury Regulation. This is why you should have adequate representation to ensure you’re not only getting the treatment you deserve, but compensation as well.