Are you experiencing delayed symptoms after a car accident?

On Behalf of | Sep 10, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

A car accident can change your life in an instant. One moment you may be driving home, running errands or traveling, and the next you could end up with painful and debilitating injuries. In addition to the physical impact of a car accident, you may also find yourself facing the difficulties of navigating the insurance claims process or damage to your personal vehicle. You may also find that, in the days and weeks after your car accident, your physical injuries are changing as well. 

One of the most common car accident injuries are concussions. While these are generally minor injuries, they can cause painful, lingering effects, including headaches and memory problems. It is possible that the signs of a concussion may not be immediately apparent, and it is important not to overlook indications that could mean you have a serious medical problem. You should take delayed symptoms seriously, and you will benefit from seeking immediate medical care. 

Late-appearing signs of a concussion 

Sometimes, the body does not automatically show signs of an injury. This is because the body may be in shock, and due to adrenaline, you may not notice symptoms until days or even weeks have passed. If you were in a car accident and you begin to notice the following physical indications of a problem, you may have a concussion: 

  • Headaches that are recurring or not subsiding 
  • Problems concentrating or remembering things 
  • Dizziness or vision problems 
  • Changes in your mood 
  • Problems with your sleep patterns 

If you are experiencing any signs of post-concussion syndrome, you will benefit from seeking the insight of a doctor as soon as possible. Concussions are a type of brain injury, and you do not want to underestimate the potential impact this can have on your life. Proper medical care can help ensure that you do not have other underlying medical problems, and a doctor can inform you about treatment and recovery needs.   

After an accident 

You may be struggling with a concussion as a result of the reckless actions of another Missouri driver. While the aftermath of the event is overwhelming, you do not have to navigate the aftermath alone. You may have a valid reason to pursue compensation through a civil claim, which allows you to seek recovery of your medical bills, property damage expenses and other accident-related losses.  

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