In 2019, someone was injured from a traffic collision every 9 minutes in the state of South Carolina. Car accidents lead to a large range of injuries to virtually any part of the body. Some injuries are recognized quickly because they present immediate symptoms. However, other injuries may not develop until days or even weeks after an accident.

When you experience a car crash, your body releases adrenaline to protect you from harm. This sudden adrenaline rush often masks the pain and other symptoms, leading you to believe you are not injured or that your injury is not that severe.

It’s important to be aware of the delayed symptoms that might occur after a car accident so that you can protect yourself from any developing and life-threatening consequences. Up to 50 million people a year sustain non-fatal injuries in car crashes, many of which result in long-term disabilities. If you or a loved one were recently in a car accident, be mindful of symptoms that might appear or worsen as time passes.

Car Accident Symptoms That Might Worsen With Time:

  • Headaches
  • Blurred Vision
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Confusion
  • Trouble with balance
  • Numbness
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Memory loss
  • Neck, shoulder, or back pain
  • Abdominal pain and/or swelling
  • Blood in urine
  • Digestive complications
  • Behavioral changes

Common Injuries With Delayed Symptoms After a Car Accident:

  • Whiplash
  • Concussions
  • Back and spinal injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries, and more

Again, while some symptoms may appear only a few hours after the crash, others could take days or weeks. When symptoms like the ones listed above continue to develop, they can pose serious threats to your health. If you are experiencing delayed symptoms, there is a chance you have sustained a more serious injury than you originally thought.

In this case, it is critical to seek medical attention and have a professional properly assess your injuries. Next, you should contact an attorney focusing on personal injury cases to help you get the best possible outcome for your case. The experienced attorneys at Cavanaugh & Thickens will help you recover physically, financially, and emotionally following an accident. Ignoring delayed symptoms is not only risky to your health but could also be detrimental to any insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit you file in the future.

Why Choose Cavanaugh & Thickens, Llc?

With over 60 years of experience, the legal team at Cavanaugh & Thickens strives to provide excellent legal representation to residents and visitors across South Carolina. In 2020, U.S. News & World Report listed Cavanaugh & Thickens, LLC, as a Best Law Firm based on a rigorous evaluation process.

The attorneys at Cavanaugh & Thickens offer free, no-obligation consultations virtually or in person. Simply fill out the online form or call the office at (803) 888-2200 to schedule your free consultation.

Disclaimer: The opinions and ideas in this article are for informational purposes only and are not intended as legal advice. Each case is different and must be evaluated based on its own particular facts and merits.

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