Not all car accidents in Tennessee involve blaring police sirens and ambulances rushing down the street to provide medical care. You may be in a simple fender bender and emerge with little more than rattled nerves. That said, even a seemingly minor accident can lead to serious injuries.

To understand whether you may have delayed injury symptoms that call for medical attention, turn to KTAR News. You should not risk your health, or your ability to take legal action against the at-fault driver.

Shoulder and neck pain

If struck from behind during your accident, there is a chance that you have a neck injury, such as whiplash. Symptoms include shoulder and neck stiffness or pain.


It may take a few days for you to start experiencing headaches after your injury. You may think nothing of them, but you should take any discomfort seriously. Headaches are often a symptom of something more serious, such as a concussion or blood clot.

Back pain

Both side- and rear-impact car accidents result in lower back pain. Such pain could be an indication of spinal damage or damage to the nerves, muscles or ligaments.


Pay close attention to your hands and arms after a car accident. Numbness in these parts of the body is often associated with whiplash.

Abdominal swelling and pain

Bruising, fainting and dizziness are three signs of internal bleeding, which can go on for days before making its presence known. If you even suspect you may have internal bleeding, get it checked out immediately, as it can prove fatal if left untreated.

This information is only intended to educate and should not be interpreted as legal advice.