Even a Sandusky car accident that seems minor at the time can result in serious physical injuries.
Because you may suffer delayed injuries after a car accident, it is essential that you consult a doctor immediately after a collision as well as speak to an experienced car accident lawyer at Kademenos, Wisehart, Hines, Dolyk & Wright Co., LPA. We understand the various injuries that can occur in car accidents and can help you watch for their signs so that you get both the medical care you need and the compensation you deserve.
If you’ve been in a Sandusky car accident, call us today at (419) 625-7770 for a free consultation.
Delayed Car Accident Injuries
When a serious accident occurs, the injuries usually present immediately. Victims likely are transported to hospitals for urgent medical care for broken bones, concussions, internal injuries, and lacerations. But a low-speed incident or minor fender bender has the potential to cause injury as well. Sprains, whiplash, and lower back injuries may not appear for a few days after the impact.
If you’ve been in a car accident, you need to be aware of any physical changes afterward. Should you feel “off” or have specific pain anywhere, don’t discount it. Seek medical care and make sure the treating doctor knows that you were in a car accident.
Delayed injuries may include:
- Changes in your behavior – These could signal neurological issues or even Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
- Pain involving your head, neck, or shoulders – Whiplash or head injury could be the culprit and head pain may even be a sign of bleeding in the brain or a blood clot. Any stiffness in this area should be examined.
- Discomfort or pain in your abdomen – The force of seatbelt restraint or an airbag could have caused internal damage. Watch for bruising and light-headedness as a sign.
- Numbness and tingling – You could have pinched nerves from the impact that cause these symptoms. Sharp pain may also be present if nerves are damaged.
- Back Pain – Soft tissue, disc, or nerve issues could have occurred. Discomfort, pain, or mobility issues might signal this type of injury.
Because injuries from a car accident could be delayed, you never want to express that you “feel fine” or say “I’m not injured” at the scene or later to any party, including the police, insurance adjusters (your own or the other side), or opposing counsel
You cannot be sure that statement is true and it could later be used against you if you make a personal injury claim based on a delayed injury. Even if you don’t believe you need emergency care at the scene, you should always see a doctor after a Sandusky car accident.
Get Compensated for Sandusky Car Accident Injuries
Even a minor car accident can create havoc in your life. You have to deal with the aftermath with insurance claims, adjusters, repair quotes, and rental cars. Worst yet, you may have originally thought you were uninjured, but in fact, you were hurt and need medical care. Understanding that you may have delayed injuries after a Sandusky car accident and how to detect them is important. Equally necessary is consulting with our personal injury attorneys so they can work to secure the compensation you deserve.
Call us today at (419) 625-7770 for a free case consultation.