When you are involved in a car accident, the adrenaline and stress of the accident might have you so pumped up that you don’t even realize that you were injured. It is important that you pay attention to any symptoms you have on the days and even weeks after the accident. You should also remember that you have two years after the accident to seek compensation, so even if the injuries don’t appear while you are at the scene, you can still take action.
There are some specific injuries that you should be aware of if you are in a car accident. Concussions, for example, might take time to appear. If you get a headache or similar symptoms in the days after the accident, you might need to seek out a medical evaluation to determine if you have a brain injury from the crash.
Back and neck injuries might also take time to show up. Whiplash is one that might take a few days to show up. In this case, a stiff neck that is difficult to move and that is painful would be a clue that you have a soft tissue injury.
Emotional trauma is another issue that might not show up until some time after the accident. Pay attention for feelings of dread when it is time to go somewhere in a vehicle. If you feel anxious or apprehensive, those are signs that you need to seek counseling.
Seeking compensation for the injuries you suffered in the accident can help you to recover some of the money you had to spend because of the crash. You should carefully consider all the damages you suffered and build your case accordingly.
Source: FindLaw, “What If My Pain After a Car Accident Was Delayed?,” accessed April 07, 2017