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Recognizing Delayed Symptoms from Car Accident Injuries

Posted on in Car Accident

CO accident lawyerIt is well known that car accidents can be traumatic and life-changing events. While some injuries may be immediately apparent, others can take time to manifest themselves. These types of injuries, known as delayed onset injuries, can be especially frustrating for sufferers, as they may not realize the full extent of their injuries until days or even weeks after the accident. This is a shining example of why, after a car accident, you must seek medical attention. Not only will seeking medical attention help you if you decide to pursue a personal injury claim, but it will also assist you in uncovering any injuries that may not be readily apparent to the naked eye.

Remember, if you have been injured in a car accident, contact a personal injury attorney for a fighting chance at receiving the compensation you may be entitled to.

Look Out for These Injuries

Here are some classic examples of car accident injuries that may not manifest themselves right away, including:

  • Whiplash – This is a common neck injury associated with car accidents. It involves the head being jostled forward and back violently, causing the neck to hyperextend. Symptoms may not appear until several days after the accident, including neck pain and stiffness, intense headaches, dizziness, and fatigue.
  • Concussions – These are traumatic brain injuries that occur when the head is jolted or hit. Symptoms may not be readily apparent until several hours or days after the accident and may include headaches, nausea, dizziness, confusion, and memory loss.
  • Soft tissue injuries – These injuries may include sprains and strains, and contusions caused by the body being contorted during the accident. These injuries may not cause pain or swelling until days after the accident.
  • Internal injuries – These may include organ damage or internal bleeding. Injuries such as this will not be visible to the naked eye, making such injuries susceptible to flying under the radar for days after the accident.

If you have been involved in a car accident, please seek medical attention as soon as possible, even if you feel totally fine. Delayed onset injuries can be serious and require medical treatment to prevent long-term complications.

Contact a Fort Collins Personal Injury Attorney

The aftermath of a car accident can be a very scary time. Contact the experienced Larimer County personal injury lawyer with Hoggatt Law Office, P.C. for additional information and knowledgeable legal representation. Call 970-225-2190 for a free consultation.





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