Car accidents are never a pleasant experience for anyone involved. Sometimes, people are lucky and get to walk away from the scene in one piece. Often, individuals suffer severe injuries.
It’s important to note that serious injuries are not always immediately apparent. It may be some time after the accident that a serious injury begins to present itself. Outlined below are some common examples of delayed injuries.
Sometimes head injuries can be very obvious. The affected party may have a head wound or severe external swelling and bruising. Not all head injuries manifest themselves in this way though. Your head might not begin to ache until hours or even days after the incident. You could be suffering from a traumatic brain injury even if you weren’t in any pain during the immediate aftermath of the crash. This is why it’s so important to get thoroughly checked over by a medical professional after a vehicular collision.
After the crash, you felt a little achy all over your body. However, a few days later you feel intense and constant pain in your abdomen. You’ve also felt dizzy and faint at times and the bruising in this area of your body has turned purple. This could be a sign that you are bleeding internally. The symptoms of internal bleeding can be delayed but this is a potentially life-threatening condition.
Serious injuries aren’t always obvious and it’s important to keep this in mind. If you have been in a collision that was caused by the negligence of somebody else, make sure you look into your options in terms of pursuing legal compensation.