When a person is in a car accident, he or she can suffer serious injuries like cuts, bruises and broken bones. These injuries are usually visible and can be treated quickly. However, some injuries can be delayed and there are important signs a person can look for.
Sometimes, an accident victim may not be immediately aware that pain he or she is experiencing is caused by the accident. One example of this is when the victim has neck or shoulder pain or a headache. These conditions are common, however, they can be especially important to pay attention to if the person was recently in an accident.
The victim can have a headache if he or she suffered from whiplash and it can also be a sign of something more serious, like a brain injury, a concussion or a blood clot. Whiplash can also cause the victim to suffer from a herniated disk.
Stomach pain can indicate internal bleeding, which is a very serious condition that requires immediate medical attention.
Numbness and tingling can also be a sign of a serious injury. It may occur in the days and weeks after the accident and can indicate that the victim has a spinal cord injury. Weakness in the arms and legs can be a sign of partial paralysis.
A victim can also suffer from emotional harm after an accident. Because this injury isn’t physical, victims may not always be aware of it. Accident victims can suffer from anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
If a person has experienced a delayed injury from a car accident, my law firm can pursue a claim for compensation on his or her behalf.