What If My Injuries Don’t Show up Right Away?

Car Accident Injuries | Peter N. Davis & Associates

What If My Injuries Don’t Show up Right Away?

Getting involved in a car accident can be a traumatic experience for anyone, regardless of whether the damages were light or severe. At the very least, you are likely to deal with higher related expenses, and unfortunately this often means physical injury. Before submitting a claim, it is important that you have a professional personal injury attorney on your side, which is exactly where the legal team at Peter Davis Law can help.

With years of experience in the industry, our attorneys have seen it all, and we also know that when it comes to car accidents, many injuries do not show up right away. When this happens, you might be at a loss for what to do. Luckily, you do have access to the following legal information.

Why Don’t You Feel Injuries Right Away?

When you are involved in a car accident, your body will naturally produce a lot of adrenaline and other endorphins. Not surprisingly, these chemicals will course through your body, a lot of the time even numbing inflicted pain. For this reason, some injuries you receive in a car accident might not show up at once because you simply are too agitated to feel them.

However, that does not mean your body is recovering by itself. Once the chemicals wear off, the pain will really start to set in, making the injury something of a late bloomer.

Always See a Doctor After a Car Accident

It is for this very reason that you should always see a doctor after a car accident. No other individual is in a better position to diagnose pain and injuries of which you are not even aware. These doctors can be especially helpful by dispensing advice and prescribing medication.

You should also keep in mind that if you do not seek medical treatment soon after a car accident, an insurance company can claim you were not actually injured.

Examples of Late Blooming Injuries

There are a few injuries that are known to be late bloomers. Two of the more common are outlined below.

  • Soft Tissue Injury: Damages to your muscles, tendons, or ligaments constitute soft tissue damage and are the result of intense pressures. These injuries usually limit mobility and cause general pains, but symptoms will not always show up immediately.
  • Concussions: Concussions are common in car accidents, and they can be very serious if left untreated for a long time. Following a car accident, if you experience intense headaches or have difficulty thinking or concentrating, you might have suffered a concussion.

Learn More from a Personal Injury Attorney

The right personal injury attorney is supposed to guide you through the complicated legal arena and get you a settlement that is both fair and comprehensive. If this does not describe your existing lawyer, you may want to contact a representative at Peter Davis Law.

With many years of experience under our belts, we would like nothing more than to walk you through your case, but until we hear from you directly, nothing can happen.