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What if my car accident caused delayed pain?

After a car accident, it is common for many different kinds of injuries to wait hours or even days before causing pain. Unfortunately, many of these types of injuries, known as delayed-onset injuries, can lead to serious ongoing complications or even death.

If you experienced a car accident recently and then felt pain hours or days later, you should seek out professional medical care as soon as possible. The longer you wait to seek out proper care, the worse and more difficult to treat the condition may grow. In some cases, the damage done while waiting to seek proper care is far worse than the original injury, or adds months or years to recovery and ongoing suffering.

Injury accidents often require a victim to file a personal injury lawsuit to receive compensation for medical expenses and other losses he or she may have experienced because of the accident. An experienced personal injury attorney can help protect a victim's rights and priorities, guiding them through the process of building a claim and ensuring that the victim does not miss out on important benefits or compensation.

Abdomen pain is an immediate emergency

If you develop pain in your abdomen after a car accident, you should go to an emergency room immediately. This can indicate internal bleeding or organ damage, both of which can kill a person in a matter of minutes or hours. If you choose to put off seeking professional medical care in this circumstance, you may die before you get another opportunity.

Other kinds of delayed pain injuries

Abdomen pain is usually the only type of delayed pain that may indicate some life-threatening injury, but other delayed onset injuries are still well worth concern.

Head injuries may result in traumatic brain injury, which can alter a person's personality and cognitive function, even if it does not express many other symptoms. A small brain injury may also lead to ongoing headaches and nausea, and may even cause seizures.

Muscle injuries or injuries to the spinal column may not produce pain immediately, but when the pain does arise, it is often completely debilitating. These injuries may also cause numbness or tingling if they damage your nerves.

If you suffer any kind of delayed pain, seek medical attention as soon as you can. The sooner you diagnose the pain, the sooner you can explore all your other legal options and assess your experience to build a strong injury claim.

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