Posted on Tuesday, March 19th, 2024 at 6:10 am    

While we’re all aware that car accidents can cause immediate injuries, oftentimes, accidents can result in hidden trauma that may not manifest until days or even weeks later. These can be just as serious as those that are immediately apparent, so it’s crucial to be aware of all possible harm that can occur after a car accident. Tiemann Law Firm has outlined post-accident injuries so you can stay informed in case the situation arises:


Whiplash, a common hidden injury, occurs when the neck is suddenly forced backward and then forward, straining the muscles and ligaments. Sometimes, there are immediate symptoms such as neck pain and stiffness. However, some people may not notice any discomfort or additional symptoms until later, including headaches, dizziness, and difficulty concentrating.

Seeking medical attention is essential as untreated whiplash can lead to long-term complications, not to mention difficulty with claims and compensation.


A concussion occurs when the brain is jolted inside the skull, usually due to a sudden impact. While some concussions present obvious symptoms, such as loss of consciousness or confusion, others may be more subtle. It’s crucial to be aware of any concussion symptoms that may include headache, nausea, dizziness, blurred vision, and sensitivity to light or noise.

Even with subtle symptoms, seeking medical attention is important to establish a record in case symptoms appear or worsen down the road.

Soft Tissue Injuries

Soft tissue injuries occur when the body’s soft tissues, including muscles, tendons, and ligaments, are stretched or torn due to the force of the impact. These injuries can cause pain, discomfort, and swelling in the days following the accident, even if not immediately apparent.

Make sure to receive medical care, not only so you don’t prolong discomfort but also because it may be difficult to prove the extent of the injuries by waiting.

woman with subtle injury holding her neck in pain as she exits her car, which has collided with another car

Our goal is to ensure our clients know how to proceed after a car accident so hidden injuries don’t result in long-term consequences. If you’re navigating the inevitable complexities of a car accident, you don’t have to face these challenges alone. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Tiemann Law Firm will fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free, same-day consultation by calling (916) 999-9000 or toll-free: (800) 712-2000.

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The Tiemanns were referred to me by a friend and I am exceptionally happy with the service I received. I had never been in an accident before. I had no idea what to do. Jelena verbally explained how everything would work to me, and she and Peter handled everything. I didn't have to lift a finger once. They went above and beyond for me and I am extremely grateful. I pray I won't ever need this type of assistance again, but I will definitely be referring them to friends and family.

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I highly recommend The Tiemann Law Firm! I had never before been in a situation where I sustained injury and had to seek legal representation. I was nervous, traumatized, and had no idea what to expect. Jelena, Peter, and their staff walked me through each step of the process. They explained everything in detail. They patiently answered all my questions, responded quickly to every email, text message, phone call, etc. I felt totally prepared for each new phase of the legal process. Furthermore, they were fearless in their defense of me. In certain situations, when I felt attacked or scared my attorney protected me like I was family. Their diligence, honesty, integrity, and compassion provided a true sense of healing and closure for my family and I. The Tiemann Law Firm accomplished more for me than I ever thought possible and I am forever grateful.

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No one wants to have to hire a lawyer, but if you do. I prefer Tiemann Law. They helped a family member who was injured on the job, and the company did not want to compensate him even though, the injury occurred on the job on company time. Jelena was always professional in explaining the lengthy process of fighting a large corporation. 2 years later he finally is receiving the deserved compensation.

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From the very start of my case the Tiemann Law Firm was wonderful. Perter came all the way to my home to sit down and talk to me about my options. He made me and my partner feel very comfortable and promised us he would take the very best care of my case. Peter kept me informed every step of the way and was always on top of things. everything was done in a timely manor and I always felt like I was the only case he was working on because he was so fast. In the end Peter got me back way more money than I ever expected. I would recommend this law firm to everyone. I am very happy with the outcome of my case thanks to the Tiemann Law Firm! Thank you!