From collisions, to fender-benders car accidents generate a lot of force when one vehicle hits another. In some minor accidents, an injury might not show up right away. This could happen for many reasons,
Car accidents are physiologically stimulating. During an accident your body is “excited” causing an increase in adrenaline and endorphins which can super-charge our bodies and even block pain. But just because you do not seem injured immediately after an accident, does not necessarily mean that you are fine. Once those chemicals in your body begin to subside, pain from a car accident injury could start to set in.
Many of the most common late-appearing car accident injuries are soft tissue injuries. A soft tissue injury refers to damage done to parts of the body other than bone, such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The force generated by even low-speed car accidents places a lot of stress on joints and other vulnerable parts of the body. One of the most recognized soft tissue injury is whiplash. Whiplash is a neck injury that occurs with the head is suddenly and forcefully thrown forward then back.
Another late-appearing car accident injury is a concussion. They can occur if you strike your head or your body so violently that your brain may strike the inside of your skull with great force. Concussions can be very serious, but sometimes symptoms do not show up immediately. Concussion symptoms can include:
- Clouded thinking
- Inability to concentrate
- Difficulty remembering new information
- Blurry vision
- Lack of energy, and
- Abnormal sleep patterns
If you experience any of these signs after a head injury, you should seek immediate medical attention.
If you experience any level of pain or discomfort following a car accident, you should see a doctor. You doctor can decide the severity of your injuries and even give you advice on monitoring symptoms of potential injuries. In addition, if you do decide to pursue an injury claim after an accident, documented medical treatment can help your case.
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