Are Delayed Injuries Common After A Car Accident?
Being in a car accident can lead to you suffering from a lot of different injuries depending on how severe the accident was. While many injuries will be immediately apparent, others may have delayed symptoms that show up days, weeks, or even months after the accident.
What Are Delayed Injuries?
Delayed injuries are injuries that may not be noticeable or immediately present after a car accident. The adrenaline rush and shock experienced during a car accident can mask the pain or other symptoms initially which can lead to injuries going unnoticed.
How Common Are Delayed Injuries?
Delayed injuries are actually quite common after car accidents. Seemingly minor accidents can result in delayed injuries, making it crucial to seek medical attention even if you feel fine initially.
Common Delayed Injuries:
Whiplash: It occurs when the neck and head are jerked around suddenly, which causes strain and damage to the soft tissue in the neck. Some symptoms of whiplash include neck pain, stiffness, headaches, dizziness, and limited range of motion.
Concussions: These can be common in a car accident, especially if there is an impact to a person’s head. Symptoms include headaches, confusion, dizziness, memory problems, and changes in mood or behavior.
How A Car Accident Lawyer Can Help
Delayed injuries after a car accident are more common than many people realize. After you seek medical attention, it is important to consult a car accident lawyer to help protect your rights and seek appropriate compensation for your injuries. At HMW Law your health and well-being are the top priority after a car accident.
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