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Beware of these hidden car accident injuries

On Behalf of | Jul 11, 2023 | Car Accidents |


Many accident injuries are readily apparent. Others take some time to present themselves, which can affect how and when you seek medical treatment.

This is important when it comes to your personal injury lawsuit, as failing to identify car accident-related injuries could cut your compensatory recovery short.

To avoid that outcome, you should make sure that you diligently monitory yourself for symptoms of underlying injuries and following up with your doctor as needed.

Hidden injuries to look out for after a car accident

There are a lot of car accident injuries that take time to present. This includes:

  • Whiplash, in which your head is quickly forced forward and backward upon impact, causing damage to your neck. This injury can take days or even weeks to show, but the pain associated with it can last even longer than that.
  • Concussion, which is a type of traumatic brain injury suffered when your brain is basically slammed into the inside of your skull. Symptoms, such as headache, confusion, nausea, and ringing in the ears are easily attributable to something else and may not show immediately after an accident. However, foregoing treatment for a concussion could result in a longer recovery time.
  • Back injuries might take some time to present as you may not feel the effects until localized swelling and bleeding presses against the areas near your spinal cord.
  • Sprains and strains of various body parts, including the knees, elbows, wrists, and shoulders, can occur in an accident, but you might not feel the pain for a couple of days.
  • Internal injuries can pose life-threatening risks if left untreated, yet their symptoms may not be readily apparent at first. This is one of the reasons why it’s important to seek out immediate medical attention after an accident.

Fight to recover all of the damages that have be thrust upon you

Your health is your top priority after an accident. Once you’ve secured treatment and care, then you can focus on building your personal injury case. As you do so, be sure to address all your injuries and their impact on your life so that you ensure that you’re fighting for the fullest recovery justifiable under your circumstances.


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