North Highlands Crash Causes Minor Injuries

Accident at Antelope Road Intersection Involves Three Vehicles

A multiple-vehicle crash in North Highlands resulted in minor injuries on June 16. The collision happened around 1:46 p.m at the intersection of Antelope Road and Black Bear Drive. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) shut down eastbound Antelope. 

Roadway Blocked to Traffic As Accident Is Investigated

Police blocked the westbound lanes as emergency responders with the Sacramento Fire Department checked for injuries. Minor injuries were reported. An accident investigation is underway by the CHP to determine fault and how the crash happened.

Delayed Symptoms May Arise From Minor Injuries

Certain injuries in an accident can show up later as delayed symptoms that can indicate something more serious. Delayed symptoms are common in a traffic collision because the crash impact can release adrenaline, which masks pain for a while. This is one of the reasons it is important to go to the emergency room or your doctor to be examined after any traffic accident, even if you have only minor injuries.

Contacting an Injury Lawyer Following an Accident

If you discover that your minor trauma turned out to be something much more serious, you may benefit from a free consultation with one of our injury lawyers. Our injury attorneys have the ability, resources and tenacity to see your case against the negligent party through to a successful conclusion. We can collect the evidence needed to support your injury claim, calculate your damages and negotiate for you with the at-fault party’s insurance company. 

If the insurance company refuses to pay you what you deserve, we are also comfortable taking your claim to civil court. As always, you owe us nothing until your case has been won. We will be by your side every step of the way and handle it all, so you can concentrate on getting well.

What Kind of Symptoms From Minor Injuries Can Indicate More Serious Trauma?

Certain seemingly minor injuries may be just that. Others might turn out to be more serious such as the following:

  • Stiff, sore neck: Cervical strain or sprain often arises from a traffic collision. These seemingly minor injuries can often present with little to no symptoms. However, the stiffness and pain can worsen, making it difficult to move the head and even extend into the shoulders and arms. While these injuries often resolve in a month or two, it can become a chronic condition lasting more than a year.
  • Headaches: Experiencing a headache after a traffic collision is common, and most people would dismiss them as minor injuries. When headaches increase in severity, it may indicate a traumatic brain injury such as concussion or hemorrhage. Seeing a physician as soon as possible is important.
  • Back pain: Sore backs may initially appear to be minor injuries. However, when they get worse over time it can mean anything from soft tissue damage to a herniated disc or other spinal injury. Because this type of trauma can worsen over time and make it difficult and painful to move, getting it checked is a good idea.
  • Abdominal pain: In a collision, people in the front seat can either strike the dash or steering wheel. In addition, seat belts tighten up and airbags deploy. When pain and heavy bruising appear in the abdomen, it may signify internal damage or bleeding, which can indicate a life-threatening injury.

North Highlands Personal Injury Lawyer

I am Ed Smith, a personal injury lawyer in North Highlands. When you’ve been injured by a negligent driver, you may be able to recover compensation to cover the cost of your medical bills, any wages lost from the inability to work and for your pain and suffering. Get in touch with us for free and friendly advice by calling (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400. We offer an online contact form also.

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