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Even Minor Injuries Can Turn Fatal

One of the most important things the victim of an accident needs to remember is that even seemingly minor injuries can turn into catastrophic injuries, or in worse case scenarios, can turn fatal. Such was the case when a 61-year old Redlands woman rear-ended a parked car on August 18th, around 10:30am. Although she didn't appear to have any major injuries, and when the police arrived, she and the owner of the parked vehicle were exchanging insurance information, four days later the woman was dead.

Law enforcement officials arrived on the scene within 15 minutes of the accident to take a report. After interviewing both parties and observing the scene of the accident, they reported that no serious injuries were sustained, and filed a non-injury accident report. Approximately 12 hours later, however, the woman arrived at Loma Linda University Medical Center complaining of various symptoms, including a headache. She passed away the morning of August 22nd from her injuries. The coroner report stated that her cause of death was blunt force injury to her head and a subdural hematoma.

Cases like these are not uncommon, unfortunately. That is why it is extremely important, when you or a loved one has been involved in an accident that you seek immediate medical attention and you consult with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

If you have been involved in an accident, no matter how minor the accident may appear, you need to contact a Redlands personal injury attorney at The Law Office of Gary D. Baughman, APC right away.