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Delayed symptoms could be related to a recent car accident

On Behalf of | May 9, 2022 | Car Accidents |

You’ve been driving around Tennessee for many years without issue. Unfortunately, another driver ran into you recently, causing you to crash. 

Other than the shock of what happened, you didn’t notice any physical signs of injury immediately after the crash. Now, several days later, physical symptoms are starting to come up. Could delayed symptoms still be related to your accident? 

Delayed head injuries 

Sometimes, head injuries are not external and do not show up immediately. If you are suffering headaches a few days (or weeks) after a crash, you may have suffered a head injury during the collision. Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) can take time to present themselves. If you’re feeling dizzy or have severe headaches, it is vital to get yourself checked out. You may be suffering from a serious concussion or blood clot on the brain, which is potentially life-threatening.

Back injuries 

Injuries to the spinal column do not always show up immediately. In the aftermath of a collision, you might not notice any back pain. Once the adrenaline has worn off and you have finally returned home, you may notice numbness and tingling down your arms or legs. This may be a sign that the nerves in your spinal column have been damaged. It is vital to seek treatment if you experience symptoms like this, and the sooner you receive medical care, the better your chance of recovery.  

Seeking medical care after a road traffic collision is crucial. After you have done this, you can start thinking about your legal options in terms of pursuing compensation.