Most people understand that a motor vehicle collision could spell personal, professional and financial disaster. The injuries that can result could include permanent paralysis, broken bones and even death. Since most people understand these risks, the average person is likely to be grateful if they can walk away from a crash that destroys their vehicle.
Unfortunately, that excitement and optimism could lead people to overlook serious symptoms. Some injuries, such as internal bleeding or damage to the organs, may not present symptoms immediately. The same is true for traumatic brain injuries, particularly closed head injuries with no visible sign of trauma.