What If My Injury Symptoms Emerge a Week or So After My Car Accident?

In 2019, approximately 1 out of 18 drivers licensed in the State of South Carolina were involved in a car wreck. As we have previously discussed, auto accidents can cause harm that ranges from relatively minor bumps and bruises to catastrophic and life-threatening injuries. While some injuries are recognized quickly due to the immediate pain the individual is suffering, there are numerous other injuries that may not develop until days, or even weeks, after the collision.

When your body experiences the effects of a car crash, your body releases adrenaline to protect you from harm. This adrenaline rush can sometime mask the pain or the other symptoms, which lead you to initially believe that you are not injured or that your injury is not that severe.

It’s important to be aware of the delayed symptoms that might occur after a car accident so that you can protect yourself from any developing and life-threatening consequences. If you or a loved one were recently in a car accident, please be aware of the following symptoms that might emerge (or worsen) as time passes:

  • Headaches
  • Neck, shoulder, or back pain
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Blurred Vision
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Trouble with balance
  • Numbness
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Blood in urine
  • Memory loss
  • Behavioral changes

Remember, while some symptoms may emerge only a few hours after you are involved in a crash, others could take days or weeks. Please be aware that these symptoms and the injuries related to them can pose serious threats to your health. If these symptoms emerge, there is a chance you have sustained a much more serious injury than you originally thought.

If these symptoms emerge, it is critical that you seek medical attention as soon as you can and have a medical professional properly assess your injuries. Once you have had your symptoms checked out, you should contact an attorney focusing on personal injury cases to help you get the best possible outcome for your case. Attorney Trey Harrell and his team at the Trey Harrell Law Office, LLC have extensive experience in personal injury cases and can help you recover the compensation you deserve following an accident.

You need to be aware that ignoring delayed symptoms is not only risky to your health but could also be detrimental to any insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit you file in the future. So remember if symptoms emerge after a car accident Don’t Delay Call 843.636.TREY or fill out our online survey here so that we can get to work for you as soon as possible.

Disclaimer: Information in this blog is intended for informative purposes only and not legal advice. Please consult with a licensed attorney before you make any decisions on legal matters. Further, viewing of this information does not create an attorney-client relationship with the Trey Harrell Law Office, LLC. Matters will be handled by an attorney who primarily practice out of our office in Charleston County located at 2000 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. Charleston, SC 29407. Robert W. "Trey" Harrell, III is the attorney responsible for this posting.

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