A lot of people start to feel back pain after a car accident has already happened. It's common for injuries like whiplash to appear after the impact, so sometimes you don't realize you were injured at the time of the crash.

If that's your situation, there are a few things you need to do:

1. See a doctor.

A doctor can help you figure out what's wrong, document the injury, and help prevent further damage.

2. Don't talk with the other driver's insurance company.

If they try contacting you for a statement, don't say anything. They can use your statement against you, and that's an especially dangerous situation if you don't know the extent of your injuries yet. You should also avoid discussing the accident on social media or other public forums.

3. Contact a lawyer.

Back and neck injuries are notorious for getting shortchanged by insurance companies; but they can cause a lot of pain. The treatments can sometimes be expensive, or cause you to miss work. You need a lawyer to help make sure those costs get covered.

Our Kansas City car accident lawyers have a lot of experience with back and neck injury. We can help you get the compensation you need, but don't wait! The longer you wait, the weaker your case may get. Contact us today to get started with a free conversation.