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Delayed Pain After A Car Accident

Though most injuries display symptoms right away, some take hours, days and even weeks to show.

Any car accident has the potential to cause life-long physical injuries as well as psychological. While some injuries are immediately apparent after the crash occurs, others may not cause any symptoms until days or even months after the car accident. Due to this risk, it is always recommended that you go see a medical professional immediately after a car accident even if you do not feel any immediate symptoms.

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Soft Tissue Injuries

Among the injuries suffered in car accidents, soft tissue injuries are the most common due t the sudden whips and impact the body endures. Even if the collision occurs at a low speed, the victim can still sustain soft tissue damage because of the forces involved in stopping the car suddenly.

Whiplash or a cervical sprain is the most common type of soft tissue damage suffered in car accidents. Soft tissue damage can also occur around joints and can cause pain, swelling and reduced mobility of the injured joint. The symptoms of soft tissue damage can take a long time to appear, and these injuries are often difficult to diagnose initially.

Some of the symptoms to keep an eye out for include:

  • A lump or knot at the site of the¬†injury
  • Inability to bear the weight
  • Joint instability
  • Limited range of motion
  • Muscle cramping or spasms
  • Muscle weakness
  • Pain
  • Swelling

If you have been in a car accident and you experience any pain or swelling a few days after the accident, you should not ignore this and seek a doctor immediately to rule out any soft tissue damage.

Concussions And Brain Injuries

A severe impact to the head or a violent jolt can force the brain to collide with the inside of the skull causing a traumatic brain injury known as a concussion.

These are very serious injuries and the common symptoms to keep an eye out for include:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Cognitive difficulties
  • Headaches
  • Drowsiness
  • Asymmetrical pupil enlargement
  • Seizures
  • Slurred speech
  • Confusion

The symptoms of a concussion are often difficult to detect without the help of technology, and it can go undetected even by the doctors sometimes. In some cases, concussions are not suspected if the car accident victim has not sustained any direct blow to the head. It is important to be aware of these symptoms. See a doctor after a car accident if you suspect you hit your head in any shape or form.

Contact The Lawyers At Krasney Law for A Free Consultation Today!

You should also seek legal help from a car accident attorney in California, who can help recover the compensation you are legally entitled to for the injuries. Call Krasney Law at (909) 380-7200 for a FREE case evaluation.