The stress caused by a car accident can be difficult to overcome. In the aftermath of a collision, when your endorphins are flowing, you may not even notice any injury symptoms. Serious injuries that may not be obvious right away include:
- Neck injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injuries
Delayed Injury Symptoms
Many vehicle accident victims don’t notice any symptoms of serious injury right away. Even if they do experience discomfort, they may dismiss it, wrongly assuming that their symptoms are caused by a minor condition. These injury symptoms may not appear until several days—or even weeks—after a collision:
- Fainting or dizziness
- Loss of consciousness
Get Medical Help Right Away
Obtaining medical attention as soon as possible allows your doctor to treat your injuries and ease your pain. It also gives your personal injury attorney the best possible opportunity to obtain evidence and build a strong case. If you’ve been injured in a vehicle accident, remember that:
- You’re risking your health by postponing medical attention.
- Delaying treatment makes it harder to prove that your injuries were caused by the vehicle accident.
Document Your Injuries
You’ll need to provide proof of your injuries to support your claim. Keep a journal of any pain or other symptoms you’re experiencing, and don’t forget to take clear pictures of any cuts, bruises, or scrapes. Once you’ve obtained medical care, start filing away all of your doctor’s bills, receipts for the prescription drugs you’ve purchased, and documentation of any other medical expenses you’ve incurred.
You Need an Attorney
If you’ve been injured in a vehicle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and loss of income. A personal injury attorney can provide the guidance you need and help you prove your claim. To protect your rights and get the compensation you deserve, contact the Law Office of Ben Crittenden, P.C., by clicking the Live Chat button on this page.