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Understanding Delayed Injuries After a Florida Car Accident


Whether one of Florida’s many annual car accidents occurred because someone was distracted, ignored the rules of the road, or even drove while under the influence, becoming involved in one is a stressful ordeal. After all, roughly 3 million people in the U.S. are injured every year in car accidents. In addition, being injured as the result of a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence can mean significant alterations to the life you are used to. But while some car accident injuries require immediate medical assistance and are obvious the second they happen, other injuries may not have symptoms until hours, days or even weeks following a car accident.

Understanding Delayed Injuries

As stated above, drivers and passengers do not always immediately exhibit obvious signs of their injuries. People tend to experience an adrenaline rush immediately after a car crash which means that delayed symptoms are common after a motor vehicle accident. Therefore, you should be aware that you may have been injured even if the accident you were involved in seemed minor or even if you feel completely fine. This is one of multiple reasons that you should always seek a medical evaluation after a car accident as quickly as possible which can help uncover injuries before they become aggravated enough to disturb you.

Delayed injuries can include:

  • Back pain. Lumbar and spine injuries are relatively common results of car accidents but the pain may gradually develop sometime after an automobile collision. However, by the time you feel it back pain may be a symptom of several more serious injuries such as a spinal injury or herniated disc.
  • Headaches and whiplash. Don’t ignore headaches or neck pain that onsets after a car accident. Instead, this can be a sign that you have been injured, including a warning of a concussion or even a blood clot or traumatic brain injury.

Fortunately, you may have legal options here in Florida if you begin experiencing delayed symptoms, even if you were involved in an accident where yours was the only vehicle involved. However, attempting to understand them on your own may lead to dire consequences and you should instead turn to those who have made careers out of helping people in similar circumstances.

Don’t Delay Obtaining Help From the Right Legal Team.

Even if you are not exhibiting immediate symptoms of an injury, consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney is one of the steps you should take following a car accident. As the experienced Miami personal injury attorneys of The Pendas Law Firm, we understand that not all  injury symptoms appear immediately. We have also helped many accident victims successfully develop strong cases leading to well-deserved compensation even in cases where symptoms of injuries incurred in the accident did not immediately materialize. Therefore, victims of someone else’s negligence should not be deterred from pursuing the compensation they are due, even if some of the problems arise later in time. Contact us today to begin taking steps to secure your future.

The Pendas Law Firm also represents clients in the Orlando, Ocala, Tampa, Bradenton, Fort Myers, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville and Daytona Beach areas.


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