After a car accident, a person who breaks their arm typically notices the problem right quickly. Some wounds, meanwhile, are considerably less evident. To find out more about some of the delayed injury symptoms you should watch out for after a car accident, continue reading. To schedule a free legal consultation, call 800-333-0000 and ask for The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker.
A person who has recently suffered injuries in a car accident frequently experiences an adrenaline rush that obscures their physical symptoms. One of the initial indicators of major damage is frequently a severe and/or chronic headache once shock and adrenaline have subsided. It might indicate a concussion or other severe brain damage, or it might indicate brain bleeding or a blood clot.
Stiffness in the neck or shoulders
The nerves, muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the neck and shoulder can be injured during a car collision, and these injuries are not necessarily apparent right away. If you experience stiffness in your neck or shoulder, it may be an indication that you have whiplash, a rotator cuff injury, or another soft tissue injury.
A persistent backache that appears after the collision may indicate that you have sustained a major injury. You are particularly at danger if the discomfort spreads to your legs and buttocks because this is a common symptom of muscle or ligament damage. It might also be a herniated disc, a broken vertebra, or a pinched or compressed nerve. All of these problems need to be resolved right away.
You could be bleeding inside or have internal organ damage without realizing it for hours or even days. If you do not receive medical attention, this might cause complete organ failure and be fatal. Pain or swelling in the abdomen is one of the most typical indicators of internal bleeding. Other symptoms including lightheadedness, bruising, nausea, and shortness of breath are frequently present along with this pain.
Feeling numb and tingly
In general, if you notice numbness or tingling in your limbs or other parts of your body, you should consider it a warning sign. This might be an indication of internal bleeding, a brain or spinal cord injury, or a blood clot.
Getting medical attention following an automobile accident is always a good idea. Once you've done that, it's a good idea to speak with a personal injury lawyer so they can evaluate your injuries. For a free legal consultation, call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000.