Injuries Sustained in an Auto Accident Can Have Delayed Symptoms

Web Admin - Thursday, September 22, 2016

Des Plaines personal injury attorneysAll too often, auto accident victims put off going to the doctor because they do not believe they have an injury (or that any injury they did sustain was not severe). Unfortunately, some injuries that are insidious in nature and may not make themselves known until days after the crash. This can result in serious complications and, in some cases, could even prove to be fatal. If you have recently been in an auto accident, be aware of the following injuries and their delayed symptoms.

The Why and How Behind Delayed Symptoms

When a crash happens, your body may experience a massive rush of adrenaline. This can mask injuries and pain that you might have otherwise noted. Furthermore, some injuries are harder to detect than others. For example, a broken leg might be pretty easy to spot, but a concussion or blood clot can usually only be detected by a doctor. So, if you are in an accident, make sure you receive medical treatment as soon as humanly possible.

Head Injuries – A Simple Headache, or Something More?

Because of the stress of the accident itself, headaches after an accident are common. However, not all headaches are benign. Some can signify a serious problem, such as a concussion, blood clot, or an injury to the neck or shoulders. Rather than ignore a headache after an accident, talk to your doctor about your symptoms. They are the most qualified to ensure you are not dealing with something more.

Neck and Shoulder Pain

Neck and shoulder pain – especially when paired with a headache – can signify a long-term injury. Whiplash is the most common, but there are others as well. Whatever the case, a medical professional will need to examine you. Tests, such as an x-ray, CT scan, or MRI may be needed as well. Treatment may be conservative at first, but if you do not respond, a more aggressive approach may be taken. There are also chronic whiplash sufferers who suffer long-term pain and limitations.

Swelling of the Abdomen and/or Abdominal Pain

Bruises and tenderness in the abdominal area could simply be an area that suffered minor trauma, but it can also signify internal bleeding. This is especially true if there are signs of swelling, or if you are experiencing any dizziness or have fainted. If you suspect that you may be at risk for a serious abdominal injury, seek medical treatment immediately.

Contact Our Des Plaines Personal Injury Attorneys

Just as you should always seek medical treatment from a qualified professional after an accident to ensure proper treatment, you should seek experienced assistance from a skilled attorney with your auto accident claim. This can help reduce the risk of a denied claim, and it can ensure that all aspects of your situation are considered, such as long-term disability and lost time from work. Further, seeking assistance from an attorney can help ensure that you have time and energy to focus on healing.

If you have been in an auto accident, contact Drost, Gilbert, Andrew & Apicella, LLC today. Our Des Plaines personal injury lawyers will protect your rights and interests. We will fight for the most compensation possible for your situation. Call 847-934-6000 and schedule your consultation today.

Ken ApicellaAbout the Author: Attorney Ken Apicella is a founding partner of DGAA focusing in the areas of personal injury, employment, insurance coverage disputes, and civil litigation. Ken earned his J.D. froDePaul University College of Law in 1999. He has been named a SuperLawyers Rising Star and a Forty Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch. Ken has written and lectured for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and regularly serves as a moderator at Northwest Suburban Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education seminars.


Recent Posts


Deer Park accident attorney estate plan Illinois lawyer marijuana insurance claim denials medical marijuana DNR Illinois traffic accident lawyer real estate attorney GM ignition switches BAC Illinois wills and trusts attorneys llinois Real Estate Lawyers Association TBI no contest clauses insurance claim consent to a search Crystal Lake pedestrian accident lawyer natural gas explosion Arlington Heights car accident lawyer Long Grove estate planning attorney power of attorney for healthcare Illinois mortgages denial of insurance claim Crystal Lake criminal defense attorney insurance claim dispute attorney landlord Inverness DUI lawyer murder charges Rolling Meadows traffic law firm pet law digital information Crystal Lake personal injury lawyer drugs probate claims process BAIID real estate contract independent contractor license revocation unfunded trust preventable medical errors minimum wage dog bites Buffalo Grove corporate attorney probate lawyer motorcycle accident Deer Park workers compensation lawyer insurance claim dispute Crystal Lake civil litigation lawyer trusts Arlington Heights car crash attorneys Arlington Heights personal injury attorney Buffalo Grove insurance claim dispute lawyers Employment Discrimination Law Barrington employment attorney Illinois boating accident lawyer crossover accidents Illinois criminal defense attorney denied insurance claims residential real estate Illinois wills and trusts Arlington Heights lawyer Palatine employment attorney Schaumburg corporate attorney Whistleblower Claims Schaumburg injury lawyer medical malpractice compensation fiduciary rule delay real estate zoning ObamaCare Des Plaines personal injury lawyers commercial real estate POA traffic deaths Inverness real estate attorney how to avoid common denials of life insurance claims Rolling Meadows estate planning attorney overtime pay Des Plaines drug crimes lawyer sole proprietorship life insurance lawyer Illinois red light cameras Illinois driving without license motorcycle accident lawyer Crystal Lake estate planning lawyer Palatine law firm Inverness corporate attorney Illinois Transfer on Death Instrument Chicago employment lawyer Des Plaines accident attorney Des Plaines tax law firm gift tax exemption, estate planning, estate planning strategies, Illinois estate planning, South Barrington estate planning attorneys Landlord Tenant Ordinance Arlington Heights personal injury lawyer Deer Park real estate law firm Rolling Meadows life insurance claim denial attorney Palatine criminal defense lawyer car crash injuries Buffalo Grove traffic lawyers forming a corporation in Illinois Kenilworth estate planning attorneys real estate leasing Deer Park criminal attorney Des Plaines personal injury attorney anesthesia errors personal injury, auto accident injuries, delayed injuries, serious injuries, Des Plaines personal injury attorneys elder abuse attorney fees Illinois business lawyer real estate attorneys Long Grove wills and trusts attorneys Rolling Meadows insurance lawyer Schaumburg probate attorney college kids construction contracts Barrington civil litigation attorney probate Schaumburg employment attorney fault based insurance healthcare claims Arlington Heights TBI attorney liability Palatine life insurance lawyer Crystal Lake car accident attorney Chicago estate planning lawyer Rolling Meadows probate lawyer unauthorized overtime paid sick leave homestead rights pedestrian accident Home Sale Contingencies Long Grove real estate attorney boating under the influence Rolling Meadows insurance attorney deed transfer Illinois medical malpractice case rent to own real estate contracts sexual images Arlington Heights injury attorney Illinois law civil rights violation Schaumburg estate planning attorney Inverness real estate lawyer construction accidents pet bites fiduciary rule product liability Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyer estate planning attorney IRS wills and trusts license Exclusions Home Remodeling Repair Act uninsured motorist estate planning Chicago corporate attorney severance agreements Arlington Heights real estate lawyer controlled substance Illinois trucking safety Illinois employment law attorneys Illinois personal injury lawyers Liquor Control Act Buffalo Grove law firm first degree murder Inverness insurance attorney civil litigation Rolling Meadows DUI lawyer Palatine civil attorney work unions Illinois tax attorney Crystal Lake will lawyer Rolling Meadows employment law attorneys Long Grove estate planning denied insurance claim job lawyers Illinois wrongful termination lawyer corporate law Inverness personal injury attorney Illinois workers compensation attorney DMV elder law Barrington personal injury attorney insurance claim denial insurance dispute attorney spinal cord injuries criminal Fourth of July Transfer on Death Instrument Crystal Lake medical malpractice attorneys Crystal Lake employment lawyer Rolling Meadows marijuana attorney medical malpractice claims Arlington Heights wills and trusts lawyer brain injury Illinois insurance attorney DUI bicycle accidents Legal Info Detainer Actions employment contract, employment law, employment at-will, Deer Park employment law attorneys, contract, Chicago biking tips Family Medical Leave Act Buffalo Grove probate lawyer hiring employees new real estate form School Visitation Rights Act Chicago lawyer Palatine corporate law attorneys living trust benefits Crystal Lake traffic lawyer comp time low-ball insurance settlement Chicago will attorney, social media platforms, Illinois estate planning lawyer, insurance claims caretaker rights Long Grove real estate lawyer truck collisions Des Plaines personal injury lawyer DUI penalities jet ski Arlington Heights estate planning attorney Chicago insurance claim attorneys workers compensation trench injuries wrongful termination, employment law, whistleblower protections, Illinois employment laws, discrimination in the workplace Illinois medical malpractice lawyers Crystal Lake accident attorney Illinois traffic attorney creditors Illinois attorney insurance claim delay deadly crashes taxes Buffalo Grove car accident lawyer business litigation Des Plaines real estate attorney Rolling Meadows drug defense attorney civil litigation attorney Illinois employment attorneys foreclosure life insurance claim denial, denial of life insurance claim employment law, meal breaks, rest breaks, hotel employees, Des Plaines employment law attorneys Self-Directed IRA Accounts Palatine employment law lawyer Chicago life insurance attorney Illinois registered agent employment law, Illinois employment laws Illinois insurance disputes Illinois small business insurance attorney liens investment property Barrington criminal lawyer Arlington Heights wills and trusts lawyers drug crime Kenilworth estate planning attorney Des Plaines criminal attorney Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act revenge porn most common reasons for life insurance claim denials Schaumburg car accident attorney Illinois employee rights attorney. Illinois LLC creation Barrington injury attorney advance healthcare directive disability benefits Illinois workplace discrimination attorney car accident lawyers car collision estate planning lawyer manufacturing Crystal Lake injury attorney personal injury attorney Des Plaines DUI attorney Illinois insurance claims lawyers blended families Rolling Meadows medical malpractice lawyers expungement Schaumburg medical malpractice lawyer top life insurance claim denials blood alcohol content breathalyzer test Barrington real estate lawyer healthcare Des Plaines Traffic Lawyer IRA trust transfer Barrington boating accident attorney Arlington Heights Attorney Palatine elder law attorney fatal car accidents Chicago insurance law firm employment law drunk driving Inverness accident lawyer hands free device Forcible Entry criminal defense swimming pools Schaumburg construction accident lawyer Buffalo Grove real estate attorney Schaumburg civil litigation attorney real estate lawyer food poisoning LLCs Chicago employment attorney Illinois medical malpractice claim employment contract wrongful termination defective products Illinois estate planning law firm Des Plaines motorcycle accident attorney personal injury accidents Mount Prospect wills and trusts lawyers Mt Prospect Attorney ACA traffic crimes Rolling Meadows personal injury attorney car accidents DUI defense drug crimes Arlington Heights employment law attorneys Inverness civil lawyer employee misclassification small business field sobriety test Kenilworth estate planning lawyer Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act suspended license accidental death benefits Arlington Heights wills and trusts attorneys texting while driving Illinois workers compensation lawyer Illinois trusts attorney unpaid overtime caregiver Palatine trusts lawyer employees Palatine injury attorney Chicago estate planning traffic tickets Illinois insurance lawyer material misrepresentation Illinois Trust Code federal crimes insufficient documentation premises liability trucking accidents digital assets living trust vs will Buffalo Grove employment lawyer Schaumburg life insurance attorney Mount Prospect real estate lawyer Palatine estate planning lawyer distracted driving accidents ken apicella Palatine traffic lawyer estate planning, death tax, succession plans, business estate plans, Barrington estate planning lawyers Palatine traffic accidents Barrington estate planning lawyer insurance adjusters Illinois business law atorneys meal breaks cell phone tower data loss of consortium Barrington litigation attorney Palatine personal injury lawyer estate planning trusts Arlington Heights Traffic Lawyer pain and suffering Deer Park medical malpractice attorney Crystal Lake bike accident lawyer holiday statistics life insurance claims Illinois real estate overtime violations Des Plaines claims law firm agent defective products lawyer mortgage Rolling Meadows employment attorney traffic offenses IRA benefits estate attorney Rolling Meadows criminal attorney condo home inspection lawyer back injuries Riverwoods estate planning lawyer Palatine workers compensation lawyer car crash sexual harassment products liability boating DUI Illinois insurance claim dispute lawyers Thanksgiving insurance agent negligence Buffalo Grove life insurance attorney Barrington workers compensation attorney Illinois corporate lawyer Arlington Heights trucking lawyer personal injury claim criminal record vacation home Illinois Human Rights Act cell phone accidents Deer Park motorcycle accident lawyer Crystal Lake traffic attorney comparative negligence Palatine business attorney Rolling Meadows corporate lawyer Fair Labor Standards Act federal regulations for LLCs Buffalo Grove medical malpractice lawyers Schaumburg personal injury attorney Palatine insurance lawyer dynasty trusts surgical mistakes golf accidents Arlington Heights insurance attorney Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyers Illinois speeding lawyer insurance denial appeals Schaumburg criminal law attorney personal injury lawyer Crystal Lake tax lawyer employee discrimination Barrington attorney trust payments real estate Des Plaines injury law firm employment attorney Attorney Ken Apicella FSLA license suspension Crystal Lake employment attorney Illinois insurance dispute lawyers Barrington estate planning attorney wills Barrington medical malpractice lawyers child safety Crystal Lake medical malpractice law firm privacy laws Food and Drug Administration's Food Safety Modernization Act modern family estate planning personal injury law firm icy parking lots rumble strips rest breaks probate claims Illinois Sales Representative Act Crystal Lake business law attorneys texting and driving personal injury claims Schaumburg traffic lawyer commercial leasing Illinois living will Mount Prospect elder law attorney traffic violations defense Palatine punch death Illinois defective products attorney Inverness injury lawyer employee rights problem employees Illinois pedestrian accident attorney employment lawyer probate fees Arlington Heights pedestrian accidents cell phone insurance dispute, insurance dispute lawyers, insurance claim denial, insurance claim delays, Rolling Meadows insurance dispute attorneys Rolling Meadows real estate attorney Palatine employment lawyer in terrorem provision Barrington life insurance lawyer Chicago trucking accident attorney drunk driving statistics estate planning, digital assets, Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, Illinois digital assets, Illinois estate planning, guardianship attorney Crystal lake insurance dispute attorney Illinois Smoke Detector Act changes to mortgage law Illinois motorcycle accident lawyer Arlington Heights wills and trusts attorney Schaumburg real estate lawyer pay when paid contract Schaumburg Attorney workplace sexual harassment cause-of-death exclusions Rolling Meadows Retaliatory Discharge Barrington Traffic Lawyer Illinois employment laws drug possession eluding a police officer slip and fall accidents vacation home fines Buffalo Grove personal injury attorney Colin H. Gilbert Illinois traffic laws Buffalo Grove criminal defense lawyer Rolling Meadows traffic attorney Barrington drug crime attorney digital media accounts, estate planning, Arlington Heights estate planning attorney, Barrington personal injury lawyer Palatine corporate attorney senior citizens auto accidents Rolling Meadows insurance dispute lawyers Buffalo Grove traffic attorney pizza emoji Schaumburg personal injury lawyers Illinois rollover accident lawyers Des Plaines insurance attorney institutional trustee Rolling Meadows insurance dispute lawyers, insurance dispute insurance disputes, Illinois insurance disputes, Illinois insurance dispute attorneys, denied insurance claims, Arlington Heights insurance dispute attorneys automated cars Schaumburg drug defense lawyer pedestrian-automobile accident personal injury construction accidents, personal injury, wrongful death, Arlington Heights personal injury attorneys, workers' compensation DGAA Palatine Attorney Chicago car accident lawyer Illinois FMLA Rolling Meadows litigation lawyer Rolling Meadows employment law attorney Inverness elder law lawyer Deer Park traffic accident attorney coronavirus real estate closing criminal law Crystal Lake personal injury attorney Des Plaines drug lawyer life insurance Barrington business law firm Illinois estate planning Arlington Heights criminal lawyer Rolling Meadows Traffic Lawyer Illinois collections attorney rollover car crashes Illinois home inspection Schaumburg criminal attorney Barrington criminal defense lawyer insurance dispute dram shop law wage theft natural gas BUI Illinois job attorney Barrington employment law attorney insurance agents Arlington Heights accident attorney bicycle dooring accidents Illinois probate lawyer medication errors Palatine probate lawyer estate tax beneficiary complications operating agreements Schaumburg estate attorney Des Plaines pet law attorney Deer Park traffic lawyer distracted driving accident victims Illinois traffic attorneys head on collisions Illinois personal injury Palatine real estate lawyer Illinois medical malpractice attorney wrongful death loopholes boating accidents Palatine drug lawyer IRELA Palatine civil litigation lawyer capital gains tax Buffalo Grove personal injury lawyer Illinois real estate lawyer Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission Illinois insurance claim attorney car accident lawyer contracts Long Grove estate planning attorneys rollover accidents Deer Park personal injury lawyer medical malpractice, missed diagnosis, delayed diagnosis, medical mistake, Deer Creek medical malpractice lawyers murder defense DUI attorney Crystal Lake law firm traffic violations pregnant women Des Plaines civil attorney traumatic brain injuries Illinois personal injury attorney speeding subcontractor Inverness traffic law firm Buffalo Grove injury lawyer Colin Gilbert slip and fall Schaumburg estate planning lawyer insurance negligence power of attorney dealing with problem employees foreclosed rental property Illinois workplace lawyer Barrington Illinois estate planning lawyer special needs trust Palatine construction attorney Illinois employment law mass shooting Arlington Heights employment attorney Rolling Meadows accident lawyer probate process clemency unpaid assessment Illinois civil litigation lawyer Schaumburg wrongful death attorney South Barrington real estate lawyer Rolling Meadows tax attorney trucking accident lawyers driving income distribution deducation Illinois will lawyer Crystal Lake medical malpractice lawyer Rolling Meadows boating crash lawyer Rolling Meadows business lawyer commercial leases South Barrington real estate attorney Illinois employment law firm Arlington Heights tax lawyer Rolling Meadows criminal lawyer drug crimes lawyer bike accident Illinois elder law attorney Schaumburg employment law attorneys tax attorney Illinois DUI attorney pedestrian accidents workers comp Illinois injury lawyer privacy digital assets, digital fiduciary, estate planning, digital content, Long Grove estate planning lawyers condo association Illinois bicycle safety workers compensation benefits Joliet general practice lawyers Arlington Heights medical malpractice lawyer pedestrian injuries, pedestrian fatality Inverness probate lawyer Illinois personal injury lawyer medical research internet owner responsibility compensatory time Do Not Resuscitate Illinois insurance claim dispute lawyer Super Mario Deer Park DUI lawyer CAM traffic laws Illinois traffic ticket lawyer Barrington employment law firm Rolling Meadows car accident lawyers reckless homicide living wills gift taxes Crystal Lake employment law attorney Schaumburg elder law lawyer insurance denials insurance disputes digital evidence trauma after an accident preventing accidents involuntary manslaughter installment contracts health insurance dispute whistleblower protections breach of contract Chicago attorney social media after death hit and run accident Crystal Lake pet attorney Crystal Lake insurance lawyer Inverness estate planning lawyer license reinstatement landlord tenant law bad faith insurance claims Illinois pet lawyer denial of life insurance Illinois construction accident attorney estate planning for college students traffic accidents startup company Des Plaines real estate lawyer Des Plaines spinal cord injury marijuana crimes attorney liability claims Jay Andrew Arlington Heights traffic attorney Illinois Probate Act of 1975 murder underfunded trust Schaumburg medical malpractice underinsured motorist Crystal Lake car accident lawyer Illinois employment law attorney Des Plaines medical malpractice attorney car accident Des Plaines collections attorney Illinois car accident attorney Schaumburg personal injury lawyer PTSD jet ski accidents right to work Rolling Meadows Attorney car crashes Chicago will attorney Illinois jet ski accident lawyer traumatic brain injury trustee Illinois employment lawyer living trust Chicago traffic lawyer Illinois estate planning attorney filing a medical malpractice claim Affordable Care Act financial advisors lapse in policy Policy Cancellation Deer Park employment law attorney Schaumburg insurance lawyers Class A misdemeanor nursing home negligence irrevocable trust appealing an insurance claim underage DUI life insurance policy