What if My Injuries Don’t Show Up Immediately?

After an accident, you may experience moderate to severe pain. The pain can lead to a number of different injuries that affect your health. Massive collisions, such as car accidents, can leave your body in a state of shock. This state causes your body to produce special hormones to block out any pain. After experiencing a collision, it is still in your best interest to file a personal injury suit. Most states have a statute of limitation that puts a cap on your ability to file a claim. In this article, we will give you some options if your injuries do not show up right away.

What Happens During a Car Accident?

It doesn’t matter how fast or slow you are driving during a collision; your body will react. Your body naturally tenses up during a traumatic event and the car’s machinery can cause damage to your body. The actual damage to your body parts is called trauma. Traumatic brain injury, also known as head trauma, is a severe injury that can be felt immediately following impact. Other injuries, such as broken bones, legs, pelvis, etc., can also be felt immediately. If you are involved in a front-on or side-on crash, you can experience these injuries. The impact from these collisions is so strong that damage is done instantaneously.

Other Injuries

Car accidents that are classified as fender benders or sideswipes are considered low impact collisions. The injuries you experience during these accidents are dependent on the force of the impact and the vehicle model. You can experience pain in the chest, abdomen and other extremities. Whiplash is a trauma that affects the soft tissues of the body. It causes pain and swelling in the neck area. A concussion is another trauma you may experience. Concussions lead to a plethora of health problems, including death, if not treated properly.

These injuries may not affect you right away, but their symptoms can arise at any time. It is important that you seek medical help immediately following the accident. Tell the doctor everything you are feeling so that it can be properly documented. Soft tissue injuries do not appear in x-rays, so written documentation is the best way to prove their existence.

Contact a Personal Injury Attorney

You will need legal help if you plan to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the insurance company. Oftentimes, insurance companies try to make you sign a waiver to absolve them of any wrongdoing. The insurance company will also try to dispute your medical claims. The right personal injury attorney will guarantee that justice will be served. Disparti Law Group is conveniently located in Tampa, Chicago and Houston. Our firm specializes in disability and personal injury cases. Car accidents will make you rack up medical expenses and lost wages. You should be properly compensated for any collision you experience at the hands of a negligent driver. Contact Disparti Law Group now for a consultation. Let us help you get the justice you deserve.

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