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Delayed pain may mean serious injury after a car accident

When you experience a car accident, you might not realize that some kinds of injuries don't cause pain right away. Instead, you may not feel any pain from your injuries for days or even weeks after the accident.

If you experience delayed pain after a car accident, do not wait to get proper medical treatment. Just because an injury didn't cause pain initially doesn't mean that it's a frivolous injury. In some cases, delayed-pain injuries can lead to long-term bodily damage or even death.

The most important thing to do when you begin to experience pain after an accident is to obtain professional medical attention. If you're lucky, the pain does not indicate anything serious, but if you're like thousands of victims every year, your delayed pain may indicate a serious condition requiring direct, timely attention.

Once you understand the scope of your injuries, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to ensure that you have all the tools you need to recover and pursue any fair compensation you may deserve.

Delayed pain often indicates serious trouble

Depending on the nature of your pain, you could have one or more very serious injuries.

First and foremost, if your pain centers around your abdomen, you need to seek medical attention today, if possible. Pain in the abdomen can indicate internal bleeding or greater organ damage, which can turn fatal quite quickly. Please do not procrastinate getting help if you have abdomen pain, even if you don't fully know how to pay for the treatment. It is better to sort that out after the fact than risk your life.

Other than abdomen damage, other kinds of pain rarely indicate potentially fatal injuries, but can still point to very serious problems.

For instance, if you suffered a blow to the head during your accident, you might have a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), which can affect you for up to a year. If you do have a mild TBI, you may experience ongoing headaches, nausea, and even seizures, or some changes to your personality and mental abilities.

Similarly, car accidents often leave victims with spinal cord damage or muscle damage in their neck, shoulders and back. The effects of these injuries vary widely, but may include radiating pain throughout your body, or tingling and numbness if one or more nerves get pinched by shifted or herniated discs.

Build a strong team to make a strong recovery

If you suffered injuries in a car accident, you deserve a professional consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney to help explore all your options for recovery.

Don't hesitate to reach out for professional legal counsel. With proper guidance, you can rest assured that your rights remain secure as you pursue fair treatment and justice.

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