Originally Posted by Alfa166 2.0
actually, what am I saying, how is your neck?, seriously, no car is more important that years of pain in the future for you and your wife, get ALL the scans and checks done, take your time before coming to any settlement. If your are completely satisfied that you and yours are OK, then concentrate on the car. .....whiplash is real and is no joke.
truly sorry to hear of your misfortune. steve is correct, please, go see a good trauma specialist and have both of you fully checked out, don't just rely on an a and e department staffed by junior registrars.
i speak from experience here, the a and e told me "soft tissue damage, common whiplash, fine within the week":
3>>4 days of increasing pain before i saw sense and saw a specialist who got x-rays done pdq, thank god. 5 of my vertebrae almost splintered by compression fractures and i spent months in halos etc.
i suffered permanent spinal injuries as a result and had many surgeries over the years, eventually registered disabled.
believe me, my accident sounds pretty close to yours and like you i was glad to appear to be ok, but honestly, you must not ignore your injuries, you owe it to yourself and so's to get checked.
ignore the snide remarks if you have to wear supports or such, i was asked did it feel like a large bungalow on my neck!!
hopefully both of you are ok, but your not qualified to diagnose, and few realise that the seat belts keep you secure, but your internal organs are shot forward, you can suffer brain injury from your brain hitting the inside of your skull. yeah, it sounds melodramatic, but that doesn't change the reality of it.
if your still in pain and sore this long after the accident it's even more important for you to get yourselves checked out, honestly.
meanwhile, keep well and good luck with your car claim, the least important part of all this.
patrick, aka, ZOOL.