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Car Accident Injury Claims

Is It Possible For Me to Not Notice My Injuries Right Away?

When most people are injured, they know right away. When you get a cut or gash from a fall, you understand the necessity of bandaging the wound or seeing a doctor if it is severe. Some people involved in car accidents fail to notice their injuries until a few days after their crash. This is because car accidents create a situation where our bodies release adrenaline and endorphins. When these two chemicals work in tandem they have been known to block pain, heighten your senses and give you extra energy and strength.

Once your body’s release of those chemicals subsides, the pain from any injuries you may have sustained from the car accident could start to set in. Many victims of car accidents don’t feel the full extent of their injuries until two or three days after the incident.

Whiplash After A Car Accident

Soft tissue injuries, or more commonly referred to as “whiplash injuries”, occur when damage is done to the ligaments or tendons in the body. Car accidents tend to be a recipe for whiplash due to their nature. Drives and passengers involved in a crash are usually halted suddenly or they may be thrown around the vehicle violently upon impact.

Common Symptoms of Whiplash

  • Headaches
  • Swelling
  • Tightness of the muscles
  • Pain or decreased motion
  • Tenderness

Head Injuries After a Car Accident

Head injuries after a car accident could potentially lead to serious life-altering damages. Victims involved in an accident could injure their heads on the windshield, dash, steering wheel or side window of the car which could result in anything from a mild concussion or a traumatic brain injury. The severity of these injuries are often difficult to diagnose as you may not realize initially that the cause was from your accident. You should contact your doctor immediately if you have any of the following symptoms.

Common Symptoms of head and brain injuries

  • Cloudy thinking
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Unable to concentrate
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Abnormal sleep patterns

Consult a Doctor After Your Accident

After a car accident, you should visit your doctor as soon as possible. You may be more injured than you believe. When you visit your doctor they can evaluate any physical or mental injuries caused by your accident that you may have missed. Additionally, if you decide to make an injury claim after your accident, it is imperative you are able to provide evidence that you sought medical treatment within a reasonable time frame.

Contact an Experienced Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorney

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, the other driver’s insurance company may pressure you to settle. Many insurance companies will try to rush you with threats of “closing your claim” or entice you with money. Don’t fall for these tactics. Contact our Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer, for a free consultation today.