Keep an Eye Out for These Car Accident Injuries That May Take Days to Develop
If you’re involved in a car accident and you don’t seem to have an injury, it’s important to understand that the symptoms may be coming. Read on to learn more about some of the most common injuries that may take days to show up. Then reach out to Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 to get a free legal consultation. You deserve to know what your rights are.
There are many reasons that symptoms of injuries may not be instantly noticed
Many people experience a type of mental fog after a car accident, in which it’s hard to think or focus. This mental fog can mask symptoms of serious injuries. In other cases, the adrenaline that goes through a person after an accident keeps them from feeling pain. Sometimes, a person involved in a car accident is so hyper focused on gathering evidence, talking to their insurance company, etc. that they don’t realize they’re suffering from an injury.
Headaches may be more serious than you think
One of the most common symptoms that sometimes shows up days after a car accident is a headache. In some cases, they’re not big deal. In others, they’re the first symptom of a much larger problem. For example, a concussion, neck injury, or even brain injury can all present as a headache. If you have other issues around your head, including sore shoulders or a stiff neck, then you may have whiplash.
Pain or swelling in your abdomen requires medical attention
If you find that a day or two after your accident, you have a significant amount of pain in your abdomen, or it’s swollen significantly, then you should reach out to a personal injury attorney right away. This could be an indication that you’re bleeding internally, which is a life-threatening situation that could otherwise go undiscovered.
Look for signs of brain injury
Car accidents are the top causes of brain injuries. After an accident, look for issues of changes in personality or changes in the ability to function physically. If you notice any of these symptoms, get to a doctor right away. Likewise, if there are mood changes then post-traumatic stress disorder may be the case. This also requires the help of a doctor to diagnose and treat.
We recommend seeing a doctor and then talking to an attorney
If you were involved in a car accident in which you or anyone else was injured, then we recommend that your first stop is getting medical attention. Even if you feel as though you only have a minor bump on the head, it’s worth it to get to the hospital to confirm that it’s nothing serious.
Once you’ve gotten medical attention, then you’ll want to talk to a personal injury attorney who can help you move forward. At Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707, we’re here to help you through this. We’ll give you an honest assessment of your legal options. Just call today for a free consultation.