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What Are Delayed Injuries After a Car Crash? 

Posted on September 09, 2021 in Car Accidents

Carrollton Personal Injury AttorneyRight after you have been in a car accident, you may be feeling a rush of emotions. You are likely experiencing an adrenaline rush, which can act as a natural painkiller and make injuries harder to notice. Even if you do not feel pain right away, or see any visible marks on your body, you may still be injured and it is even possible that those injuries are serious. Symptoms of some injuries may not appear for hours or even days. 

It is very important to get in contact with an attorney as soon as possible after an accident, whether you initially think you are injured or not. A knowledgeable car crash attorney will be able to begin preserving evidence that may be vital if you decide to file a claim later. 

What Car Crash Injuries Might Have Delayed Symptoms? 

Even if you did get medical care soon after the accident and did not seem to be injured, you should remain vigilant for new symptoms over the next several days. Injuries that may not appear immediately include: 

  • Spinal Injuries: Symptoms may include neck and/or back pain, or numbness anywhere in your body. It is impossible to tell without appropriate medical care whether neck and back pains are just muscle soreness or signs of a more serious injury to the spine.

  • Internal Bleeding: Look out for abdominal pain, especially if bruises begin to appear on the abdomen or back. 

  • Whiplash: Symptoms include headaches and back, neck, or shoulder pain. 

  • Concussion or traumatic brain injuries: Beware of bad headaches, confusion, dizziness, loss of balance, and in some cases, even emotional distress such as sudden mood changes. 

The bottom line is that if you start experiencing any new pains, bruises, or other symptoms shortly after a motor vehicle crash, it’s worth getting it checked out by a licensed medical provider and having the injury documented. 

Contact an Irving Car Accident Attorney Today

If you were hurt in a car crash, you are probably worried about who will pay the medical bills. While the at-fault driver’s insurance company is likely to pay for medical treatment that was given immediately after the accident, it can be more difficult to get compensation for injuries that were not caught until days later. You should be compensated, even if your injuries did not appear right away. When you need an experienced Dallas car accident attorney, call Jerry D. Andrews, P.C. at 214-221-5800 for a free consultation. 

 

Sources: 

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/179837#symptoms

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/whiplash/symptoms-causes/syc-20378921

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