Every single car accident can be a horrific experience. Damage may not seem severe and you may feel that everything is going well when the truth is that you were seriously injured. According to the client statistics gathered by Khan Injury Law, most people that file injury suits have no idea that they were injured in the first place. We are faced with so many possible injuries, ranging from mental trauma to whiplash. Really serious physical issues might not even be visible for days following the vehicle collision.
If you were involved in a car accident, it is a very good idea to contact a doctor. You may be injured without even knowing it. Make sure that you always put your focus on the following symptoms that tend to appear a number of days after the collision.
When you notice that headaches appear after the incident, after several days, you want to be sure you go to the doctor as soon as possible. This is because you may have some serious problems like brain blood clots, head injuries, a very serious concussion or a neck injury.
Shoulder Or Neck Stiffness Or Pain
In many car accidents we see whiplash injuries. Unfortunately, this is normally delayed. Statistics show that whiplash injury can even appear in the event we have a rear end collision at a speed of just 14 mph. If you were affected by whiplash, you will need CT scans, MRIs and x-rays to be properly diagnosed. In all cases we are faced with potential serious long term results.
If back pain appears and continues after the car accident, it is possible that there are injuries to ligaments, muscles or back nerves. It is also possible that vertebrae damage appears. We see low back pain that appears in over 50% of rear end collisions. Statistics are even higher with the side crashes.
Abdominal Swelling Or Abdominal Pain
If these appear it is vital that you go to the hospital as soon as possible. This is because internal bleeding can be present. Symptoms can include large purple bruising areas, fainting and dizziness. Contrary to popular belief, it is possible that internal bleeding will not be discovered for days. Obviously, this is a condition that is life threatening. If it is not treated properly, you can end up dead.
Following the car accident you can find loss of feeling in hands and arms. Whiplash injury can be the reason behind the numbness. However, there are other conditions that may be present. You have to be checked if numbness appears since if the condition is not treated, nerve damage can be permanent.
As you can see, there are many different symptoms that can appear a long time after the car accident happened. Because of this, it is always better to be safe. You want to go to the doctor as soon as possible when you feel that something is wrong. The sooner you go to the doctor, the highest the possibility that you will be properly treated!