When you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, everything can happen in a matter of seconds. Drivers and their passengers seldom have time to brace for the impact and may not even see the collision coming before it occurs. Often during and directly after the accident the people involved have elevated adrenaline levels which can inhibit sensations such as pain to the point they may not know they are hurt. Additionally, it is not uncommon for some who has been through the trauma of a car accident to walk away from the wreck only to find that their symptoms manifest hours later or the following day. These delayed injuries can be serious and have long-term implications. Here is what you need to know about delayed injuries after a car accident:
Soft Tissue Injuries
One common type of injury which may not become noticeable until after a collision is a soft tissue injury. These injuries can be conditions such as bruising, sprains, whiplash, dislocated or wounded joints, back injuries including disc herniation and bulges, and tendon damage. While these types of wounds are not as easily detected, they can be as debilitating and severe as broken bones or injuries to internal organs.
Being violently thrust about during a car accident can result in injuries which you cannot see but are very serious such as internal bleeding or a wound to a vital internal organ. Unexplained stomach pain near the time of an accident could be indicative of a soft tissue injury but may also be a sign of significant and even life-threatening internal damage.
Headaches Nassau, or Dizziness
A headache, nausea, or dizziness after a collision can be serious. Even when these symptoms are delayed, you need to seek medical attention as soon as possible after you notice them. This is because they could be signs of a concussion, blood clot, or even traumatic brain injury. All of these conditions are potentially fatal without medical intervention.
See a Doctor as Soon as Possible
Anytime you feel physical discomfort following a collision you should see a doctor as soon as possible. What you believe to be a minor pain could turn out to be a severe or possibly chronic condition which, if left undiagnosed, may be extremely harmful to your health. Further, if your injuries were due to another person's negligence, you need proper treatment and assessment to determine their responsibility for your damages.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a motor vehicle accident in Florida, the experienced attorneys at the Draper Law Firm, are ready to help you with all aspects of your case. Please contact us to schedule a free consultation. We invite you to learn more about our firm here.