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Minor Injuries

Minor Injuries

Are you a victim of someone else’s negligence? Has a car accident left you with minor injuries? If so, Safi Law Group is here to help. Our Edmonton-based car accident law firm is dedicated to helping injured victims get the legal help they need to get back on the road to recovery. We understand how difficult it can be to suffer injuries due to someone else’s negligence, and we’re here to provide you with the support and legal assistance you need. Plus, we offer free initial consultations to discuss your case and potential compensation for your injuries.

We understand that being involved in a car accident is a difficult experience. Whether you have suffered minor or major injuries, we are here to help you. As a car accident law firm in Edmonton, we are devoted to protecting the rights of car accident victims and ensuring they receive the compensation they deserve for their injuries due to someone else’s negligence. Our team of experienced, dedicated personal injury lawyers strive to provide our clients with the best and most comprehensive legal services. We offer free initial consultations to discuss your case and help you determine the best course of action for you.

Here are some of the more common injuries our clients have faced after a car accident.  The following information should not be considered medical advice, and you should always seek proper medical advice and information from your doctor.


Whiplash is caused by a sudden head and neck jerking movement and is a common injury after a car accident. Symptoms may include neck stiffness and pain, headaches, limited range of motion, dizziness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and difficulty sleeping. In more severe cases, whiplash may cause numbness and tingling in the arms, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, irritability, depression, and anxiety. Whiplash can also affect your ability to do everyday activities, such as work, drive, or exercise. If left untreated, it can lead to chronic pain and further physical and mental health issues. Therefore, it is important to seek medical attention if you experience any symptoms of whiplash after a car accident.

Whiplash can take time to manifest after a car accident. It may not be present immediately following the crash but can present itself hours or even days later as a result of tissue damage in the neck. It’s best to visit your doctor as soon as possible after a car accident.

Soft Tissue Injuries

Soft tissues are tissues in the body composed of cells and fibers that are not rigid, like bones and cartilage. These tissues include muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, nerves, and blood vessels. Soft tissues can become stretched, torn, or contused after a car accident due to the force of the collision. This can lead to pain, swelling, bruising, and loss of function in the affected area. Soft tissues can also be subjected to repetitive strain injuries, such as tendonitis, resulting from the trauma of the accident. Treatment may include medical interventions, such as physical therapy, as well as lifestyle modifications, such as improved posture and strength training.


A car accident can be traumatic, and bruising can be an often overlooked yet serious consequence. Immediately after a crash, a person may experience physical pain due to the impact of the collision and the body’s reaction. Bruising can occur anywhere on the body and can cause tenderness, swelling and discoloration. Bruising can also impact one’s emotional well-being as the impact of the accident is processed. Seeing the physical evidence of the trauma can be a reminder of the incident, potentially causing anxiety and fear. In addition, bruises can take days or weeks to heal, which can be a source of frustration, and can lead to a decrease in physical activity which can impact a person’s overall health.  Bruising can also be a sign that internal injuries are present. If a person is experiencing physical or emotional distress due to bruising after a car accident, it is important to seek medical attention to help with the healing process.


A concussion can cause physical symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, and balance problems, as well as cognitive issues like difficulty concentrating, slowed reaction times, and memory loss. It can also lead to emotional difficulties such as increased irritability, mood swings, and depression. Depending on the severity of the concussion, it can take days, weeks, or even months to recover, resulting in missed work, school, and other obligations. During recovery, it is important to get plenty of rest and follow the doctor’s orders to ensure a safe and effective recovery.

Seat belt injuries

Car accident victims may suffer a seat belt-related injury due to the force of the impact during a collision. The seat belt is designed to help protect the body from severe injury, but it can also cause abrasions, bruising, soft tissue injuries or lacerations as the body is jerked against the belt. Seat belt injuries may also include internal organ damage due to the force of the belt on the torso, as well as rib fractures and clavicle fractures from the pressure of the belt on the chest. In some cases, victims may suffer from a traumatic brain injury due to the belt constricting the neck and head during the impact. It is important for car accident victims to recognize the signs of seat belt-related injuries and to seek medical attention immediately.

Chest injuries

A car accident victim can suffer from chest injuries ranging from minor to severe. Minor chest injuries may include bruising and soreness, while more severe injuries may include broken ribs and internal organ damage. In some cases, a car accident victim may experience a collapsed lung or internal bleeding, both of which can be life-threatening. Chest injuries can be caused by the blunt force of the impact, by being thrown against a hard surface, or by being crushed. Symptoms of chest injuries may include difficulty breathing, pain when breathing, chest tightness, and pain when moving the chest. Car accident victims need to seek medical attention as soon as possible to diagnose and treat any chest injuries.

Back injuries

Car accidents can cause back injuries, ranging from minor aches and pains to more serious issues, such as herniated discs, spinal fractures, and nerve damage. Back injuries can be caused by blunt force trauma, whiplash, or prolonged sitting in an awkward position in the car.

Back injuries can often take a long time to heal and can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort for the victim. Symptoms of back injuries can include pain and stiffness in the back, difficulty moving or bending, and tingling or numbness in the legs. Victims of car accidents should seek medical attention if they experience any of these symptoms, as they could be signs of a back injury.

Cuts and scrapes

Car accident victims can suffer from cuts and scrapes due to broken glass, metal, and other debris that may have been scattered during the collision. The force of the impact can cause people to be thrown forward and back, hitting the inside of the car and other objects. In addition, the force of the impact can cause loose items inside the car to become projectiles that can cause cuts and scrapes. Furthermore, if the airbags deploy, the chemicals used in the airbag can cause irritation to the skin, which can result in cuts and scrapes.

Car accidents can be both traumatic and dangerous, and a variety of injuries can occur as a result. In Alberta, some of the most common injuries that our team at Safi Law Group encounters are whiplash, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, broken bones, and soft tissue damage. If you have suffered an injury in a car accident and are looking for legal advice, please do not hesitate to contact us for a free initial consultation. Our experienced attorneys are here to provide you with the best advice and resources available. Please feel free to reach us online or by phone at (780) 760-7234 to schedule your consultation.

Seeing a doctor post-injury isn't just vital for your health; it's crucial for your claim. Timely medical records can make or break an insurance settlement. Protect your health and your rights.
Seeing a doctor post-injury isn't just vital for your health; it's crucial for your claim. Timely medical records can make or break an insurance settlement. Protect your health and your rights.

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