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I Didn’t Feel Seriously Injured Until Days After My Accident: Is It Too Late?

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Getting into a car accident is not something that people want or expect. But unfortunately, accidents do happen and they can cause serious injury. This is why the right thing to do when you buy a car is to make sure that you get the insurance sorted for it as well (if you are planning on getting a car, and currently don’t have insurance, then you can check out Staveley Head Insurance for an idea of where to look at). Of course, although accidents might cause an injury, suffering an injury in an accident doesn’t always present symptoms in the immediate aftermath. This means that there is a possibility of getting delayed injuries after a crash.

So, what does this mean for possibly filing a personal injury claim? Injuries can take hours, days, and even weeks to manifest after an accident of any kind, including car accidents. Today, the team from Rossetti & DeVoto, P.C. will explain the delayed injuries after a crash, how it impacts a potential personal injury claim, and how you should seek medical treatment immediately after a crash.

Seek Medical Care Immediately

The best piece of advice after an auto accident is to seek medical care immediately. Having a record of medical evaluation and care will make it easier for your personal injury attorney to build a case for compensation. Even if the physician finds nothing when you visit the hospital initially, the record of your transportation and evaluation shows you made an effort to seek care. If symptoms of injuries stemming from the car crash manifest later, then a thorough record of medical care provides you with a solid foundation to file a claim.

Soft Tissue Injuries

The most common delayed injuries after a crash involve soft tissue damage. When you injure soft tissue, it might take hours or days for the pain to develop. For the most part, bone injuries cause instantaneous pain. Muscles, tendons, and ligaments are all types of soft tissue that may exhibit a delayed onset of pain.

A soft tissue injury can take weeks to develop and will not appear on an x-ray. Serious car crash injuries can have a significant impact on your daily life. Aside from seeking medical evaluation immediately, you should also consult an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your case. One of the most common types of soft tissue injuries is whiplash, where your head jostles back and forth in a motor vehicle accident.

Other Types of Injuries With Delayed Pain

The following are some additional symptoms of delayed pain after an accident that may indicate a soft tissue injury:

  • Neck or shoulder pain
  • Headaches
  • Numbness or tingling of the extremities
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Back pain

Since the sensation of pain can take weeks to emerge after a car accident, you must seek medical evaluation in the moments following a crash. Proper medical documentation is vital to a successful personal injury lawsuit.

Injured in an Accident? Speak With a Personal Injury Attorney Today

If you or a loved one suffered delayed injuries after a crash, you are still entitled to file a personal injury claim, especially if the statute of limitations is still valid. You need to enlist the services of an experienced and professional personal injury attorney to pursue payment for your injuries, medical bills, and lost wages, as well as any pain and suffering associated with the accident. The knowledgeable attorneys from Rossetti & DeVoto, P.C. are experts in personal injury law, and they will aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 844-263-6260 to schedule a free case evaluation.

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