In many cases, victims of a car accident will not fully experience their symptoms until well after the injury occurs. Some kinds of injuries take some time to manifest, but that does not make them any less serious or disruptive to a victim’s life. If you believe you may be suffering delayed symptoms, you should not hesitate to seek out proper medical treatment. If you wait longer, you condition may worsen, and in some cases, can cause long-term damage.
Many of the most common delayed symptoms center around spinal cord and head injuries. You may realize several weeks after your accident that you have regular or severe headaches you did not experience prior to the accident. The same can happen with more serious conditions like ongoing nausea and even seizures. You should make sure that your doctor properly checks you for a mild traumatic brain injury, which is very common in car accidents, but may not make itself known right away.
Similarly, your accident may have injured your neck or shoulder muscles, or even your internal organs. Any pain that develops should not be ignored. Especially if you experienced pain or ongoing discomfort in your organs, seek medical attention immediately. Left untreated, these injuries can become fatal in certain circumstances.
If you suffered injuries in an accident, it is always wise to consult with an attorney to examine who may be responsible for the accident and may need to compensate you for your losses and suffering. Proper legal counsel can help ensure that your recovery is not compromised while keeping your rights secure.