What if My Injuries Don’t Show Up Right Away After My Car Accident?
Almost every car accident is a traumatic event but that doesn’t mean that the full extent of the consequences are always fully apparent. Sometimes injuries don’t show up right away after car accidents. Unfortunately, the shock and adrenaline of a car crash can mask the symptoms of an injury for hours or even days meaning that significant amounts of time can pass before victims realize that they have been severely injured. And in some cases, even when it is immediately clear that a person has suffered from some level of harm, the severity of the injuries is still hidden in the immediate aftermath of the accident.
The Recent Example in the News
According to the Palm Beach Post, an 83-year-old man recently died two weeks after a three-vehicle accident in Delray Beach. He was apparently attempting to make a left turn into a rehabilitation center and nursing home when he was struck by a Honda Accord driven by a 24-year-old. The impact of the collision resulted in a third car being hit which was being driven by an elderly woman who was at a stop sign and waiting to leave the nursing facility. While the 83-year-old man was taken to a hospital for neck injuries after the accident and underwent several surgeries, the full extent of his suffering became clear when he unfortunately perished from his injuries.
Why You Should See a Doctor After a Car Accident
You always should seek immediate medical attention after being involved in a collision. Even if you feel fine, in many cases injuries aren’t immediately obvious. The adrenaline we experience after an accident can neutralize the pain receptors in our brains, making it hard to assess the true state of injuries. In addition, even the most subtle changes can be indicative of a bigger issue. Seeing a doctor as quickly as possible can help you shorten your recovery time and improve the outcome of your treatment in the long run. In addition, you should be aware that if you put off a medical evaluation and eventually decide to pursue a personal injury claim, it might be difficult for your lawyer to tie your injuries directly to the collision, especially because the time you have to file a claim is limited by statute.
Have You or Someone You Love Been Injured in a Car Accident?
A crash can cause major financial setbacks, but pursuing a personal injury claim can help you cover unexpected expenses now and let you rest assured that you’ll have financial support for the future. After you receive the medical treatment you need, an experienced lawyer can use tools acquired through years of experience to investigate your claim with a trained eye and help you prove that your assertions are true. As the Miami personal injury attorneys at The Pendas Law Firm, we will stand up for your rights and make sure that you’re getting the compensation you need. For more information, a free initial consultation is your next best step. You can get the information and legal answers you’re seeking by contacting us today.
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