After a car crash, some injuries or symptoms don’t appear right away. For this reason, it’s important to know the types of injuries that may not be readily apparent after an accident occurs and what to do to protect your fair recovery.
Types of Injuries With Delayed Symptoms
The shock of a car crash may keep you from feeling pain immediately. For example, you could suffer one of the following types of injuries and not know about it until much later after the accident:
- Head and brain injuries such as concussions
- Soft tissue injuries such as whiplash
- Internal injuries such as damage to internal organs
If left untreated, these injuries can become worse and result in lasting impairments or in some cases, death.
Get Medical Care and Legal Help After a Crash
It’s important to get medical treatment after a car crash, even if you don’t believe you’re hurt. A doctor can perform a full examination to let you know if you have suffered any injuries and to inform you of symptoms to watch in the days that follow.
This medical examination will not only protect your physical health, but it could also be valuable if you file a legal claim. To recover damages in a personal injury claim, you must prove causation. Specifically, you will have to prove that your injury was caused by the car crash. If you delay getting medical care, the defendant or the defendant’s insurance company may argue that your injury was unrelated to your accident.
After being seen by a doctor, it’s important to contact an experienced car accident lawyer who can make sure that all of your rights are protected. To learn more, please contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.