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Delayed Symptoms after a Car Accident Can be Serious

two drivers talking after fender bender | Delayed Symptoms after a Car AccidentThe moment you are involved in a car accident is frightening. In the aftermath of the accident, you may feel lucky to have escaped relatively unharmed. You may not believe that you’ve been injured and as such, you may refuse medical attention. While some injuries are apparent, such as broken bones and lacerations, others are not so easy to recognize. Compounding the problem is that the sudden adrenaline surge you feel after an accident can mask the symptoms of some serious injuries.

Sometimes symptoms can take hours, or even days to become apparent. Unfortunately, delayed symptoms may be a sign that you have a more significant injury that should be taken very seriously. If you’ve noticed the following delayed symptoms after a car accident, seek medical attention immediately.

  • Stomach pain – after a car accident, stomach pain can signal serious injury, such as internal bleeding or organ damage. If you notice abdominal pain or bruises you should seek immediate medical attention.
  • Headaches – concussions, whiplash, blood clots, and traumatic brain injuries can all start as headaches. Even if you don’t believe that your headache is serious, it is best to be seen by a qualified medical professional.
  • Back Pain – after an accident, pain in the back can be a sign of a more serious injury, such as a herniated disc, spinal injury, or back contusion. If you are experiencing numbness and tingling in your  extremities, you could have more serious nerve damage. Seek medical attention quickly if you notice these signs.
  • Numbness – if you experience numbness anywhere in your body after an accident, it is a sign that you may have sustained a more significant injury than you realize. Untreated nerve damage can cause complications and long-term disability.
  • Depression – car accidents can be a frightening ordeal and one that may result in serious emotional injury. If you notice signs of depression, such as fatigue, mood swings, flashbacks or loss of interest in activities, you may have a more serious condition, such as PTSD.

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Hull & Zimmerman, P.C.If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident in Arvada, Northglenn, Westminster, Thornton, or anywhere in Colorado, it is essential that you contact our experienced personal injury attorneys immediately. At Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., our committed personal injury lawyers are bound to the belief that everyone deserves justice. Contact us at (303) 423-1770 or (866) 385-3505 and one of our attorneys will call you back.

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