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It's been weeks since two cars collided with a North Carolina school bus, but attorney Herb Auger says some of the victims may only now be discovering their injuries.
(PRWEB) February 24, 2014
An accident between two cars and an elementary school bus may not be entirely over, says Herb Auger of Auger and Auger Law. The school children aboard the bus may have sustained injuries that are only now being discovered.
The accident happened during the morning hours at the intersection of Holloway Street and Chandler Road. At the time, only the drivers of the the two cars were reported as injured, and both were taken to the hospital according to the Herald Sun (retrieved 02.13.2014). The nine students continued on to a normal day at school via a replacement bus.
However, Auger says that the most common injuries in a car accident are often not immediately apparent.
A sudden impact can tear neck muscles as the head snaps forward or to one side, he said. This causes whiplash, a painful condition that seems to come out of nowhere weeks later.
Auger says that this condition may have had no immediate symptoms, especially if children were only checked for major injuries such as broken bones or bleeding.
It's unclear if the children were individually examined by paramedics or a doctor, Auger said. They may have simply been asked if they were okay, and kids who felt minor pain may have been scared to speak up.
Auger says parents can recognize the developing symptoms but might not immediately connect them to the accident.
If your child has headaches, trouble sleeping, stiffness or neck and back pain they should see a doctor, he said. Crankiness or suddenly not enjoying sports could be a sign of pain they aren't speaking up about.
The parents of all the children in the accident should have their child examined by a doctor, Auger says.
It is possible to receive compensation from the school bus' insurance company to cover treatment and help your child feel well again.
About Herb Auger:
Herbert W. Auger, Esquire is a Raleigh car accident lawyer with over 20 years of experience helping victims of auto accidents receive fair compensation. A founder of Auger & Auger law firm, Herb Auger believes in an aggressive results-oriented approach that maximizes the awards his clients receive. He can be contacted at:
Auger & Auger
4801 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, North Carolina 27612
Toll Free:(888) 595-6787
Phone: (919) 429-7851
Fax: (704) 365-0326
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