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Whiplash Can Be A Common Delayed Onset Injury


While you may not feel immediate pain following a car crash, seeing a doctor as soon as possible is advised. That is because you may have a delayed onset injury, an injury that doesn’t show symptoms until days or weeks following a collision. Slow to show injuries can lead to ongoing health concerns and complex insurance claims.

Having the assessment of a medical professional in the aftermath of a crash means you can have any health concerns treated right away. Plus, you will have documentation of the injury being connected to the auto collision. Documentation can strengthen a claim, meaning your Florida car accident attorney will be able to secure the level of financial compensation you need to move forward.

There are Many Different Delayed Onset Injuries

While whiplash is one of the most common delayed onset injuries following a car crash it is not the only one. Do not ignore any signs or signals from your body. Even if you believe the issue is minor, it is possible the small pain is connected to larger health concerns. Pains are signals that an issue needs to be addressed.

Some of the symptoms to take note of following a collision:

  • Pain in back, neck or shoulders
  • Abdominal pain or nausea
  • Dizziness and headaches
  • Emotional distress
  • Balance and mobility concerns
  • Memory problems
  • Numbness or tingling in the extremities

Small pangs have been connected to back sprains, stretched muscles, slipped discs, and more. In severe cases, there could be damage to an individual’s brain.

When a person’s brain is forcefully moved within their skull, it could result in a traumatic brain injury. Any forceful event, car accidents and falls for example, can result in concussions and brain injuries.

Whiplash could be the diagnosis when soft tissues are damaged. Over extension and tears can also be a concern. When the body is thrown or moved in an unnatural fashion, there are a large variety of tears, extensions, and strains that can happen to an individual’s back, neck and shoulders.

A Florida Lawyer Can Help Protect Your Rights After an Accident

Sometimes people refuse to go to a healthcare professional because they do not like doctors. But in reality ignoring symptoms and injuries can lead to longer recovery periods and more doctor visits. Taking care of your health immediately is the best way to have an appropriate treatment plan right away.

Should a personal injury claim move forward, a car accident attorney can work to be sure you receive a full compensation award. There are strategies to help you secure your claim whether you saw a doctor right away or waited until symptoms were experienced, days or weeks following the event.

Are you suffering from an injury that was slow to show after a Hudson, Tampa, or Clearwater car accident? You may be juggling medical care expenses, vehicle damages, and lost income. Talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer to understand your rights. The attorneys at Roman & Roman have over 100 years of combined experience. Schedule your free consultation today in Clearwater, Hudson, or Tampa.

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