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.


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