This is an issue that comes up fairly frequently. A person is hit very hard in an accident, they walk out of the car, they’re feeling ok – then maybe the next day they’re a little stiff and sore, but they have to go to work, they just take Advil, and then three weeks later they realize they can’t really move their shoulder the way they used to, go to the doctor, get an MRI and the person learns that they have a much more severe injury than they thought.

These cases are doable, but they are looked upon with skepticism by the insurance companies, therefore I encourage people to get checked out if they’ve been hit very, very hard. Because if you don’t get checked out, you face the accusation from the insurance company for the person at fault that you just decided later that you had an injury.