One of the reasons we urge people involved in accidents to reach out to us promptly is that insurance companies often attempt to settle cases before the manifestation of “delayed” or “hidden” injuries.
There has been extensive coverage of many former football players experiencing delayed effects of repetitive blows to their heads and now coming forward with diagnoses of brain damage. This is after many instances of contact, but certain hard contact experiences can present as serious injuries after the fact. Sometimes days, weeks, or even months after the incident.
Car Accident Delayed Injuries
The most common injuries are deep tissue and spinal issues, known as whiplash. A victim might feel fine after an accident, perhaps a little “shook up” but other wise fine. This is when an insurance company may attempt to ask you to settle your case. Later, you feel serious pain, and you don’t know what to do.
These are real injuries and you should not listen to anyone who says “it’s all in your head.”
Some of the common symptoms people feel well after an accident are:
NECK AND SHOULDER PAIN
NUMBNESS AND BRUISING
PTSD AND EMOTIONAL SYMPTOMS
We have seen this type of situation more times that we care to describe, and it is completely unfair to victims who are left out in the cold to deal with medical expenses, time lost from work, and long-term pain.
After an accident, even if you feel fine, it’s a very good idea to contact an experienced personal injury accident attorney. You may call us at 954-356-0006 or click here to fill out a form that will permit us to call you back immediately.