Delayed Injury Symptoms After a Vehicle Accident

When you have been in a car accident, you can be affected in many ways. The severity of the accident is one factor that can affect your physical and emotional condition. Even in a very minor collision, the shock you experience can cause lingering problems. Individuals who have been in car crashes often experience disorientation or a sort of mental “fog” that can last for an indeterminate time after the accident occurs. Some suffer devastating physical injuries that are immediately obvious and require medical attention, but, at times, the injuries are not visible.

What to Be on the Lookout For

It can sometimes take days for internal injuries to become noticeable, so it is vital to seek medical attention as soon as possible after a car accident, even if you feel fine. Sometimes the adrenaline rush from the accident alone can give an individual a false sense of well-being, even if there are major internal injuries. Some of the delayed injury symptoms you may experience include:

What to Do Next

If you have been involved in an accident and started experiencing symptoms of injuries after several days, act quickly. Even if you were evaluated at the hospital just after the accident, you may have sustained injuries that were not immediately present. These injuries can be just as dangerous and devastating as those that are obvious at the accident scene. Always seek medical attention if you develop any signs of whiplash or the delayed symptoms mentioned above. Doctors who have experience with car accident victims and the lingering effects they have suffered can properly diagnose your underlying injuries.

If you are diagnosed with whiplash, it is essential to begin conservative care therapy right away. This may include physical therapy, chiropractic care, and massage that typically lasts for six weeks. If you are still experiencing pain after six weeks, an interventional pain doctor may be necessary to move forward with your recovery.

Seek the Help of a Reputable Attorney

When you experience delayed injury symptoms after an automobile accident, you should always seek medical attention first. Once your injuries have been stabilized, your next step should be contacting a respected personal injury attorney who has experience in cases involving car accidents.

If you are looking for a lawyer who can help you get the compensation you deserve after a car accident, the Law Office of Black & DePaoli, PC is here to help. We have the experience and knowledge to stand up to the insurance companies and attain the greatest settlement for your pain and suffering. Call us today at (916) 536-7586 to schedule a free consultation.


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