Car accidents have the potential to cause serious physical and psychological injuries. While some injuries such as broken bones and burns may be immediate, other injuries don’t show symptoms until days or weeks later. Yet, you’re entitled to compensation for all injuries, regardless of when you feel their effect.
Types of Late-Appearing Car Accident Injuries
It’s common to feel fine after a car accident due to adrenaline, only to feel pain and soreness soon after. Some of the most common late-appearing car accident injuries include:
- Muscle strains
- Traumatic brain injuries
Some of these injuries, such as those involving the soft tissue, may not show up on x-rays. They’re also challenging to diagnose without symptoms. Psychological injuries such as anxiety, depression and PTSD may also develop over time due to the trauma of an accident.
Seek Medical Attention Immediately
It’s critical to seek medical attention as soon as possible after a car crash. Your doctor will be able to conduct the proper examination to discover any injuries sustained during your accident. Plus, they can explain the signs and symptoms of potential additional injuries to look out for in the days ahead.
Seeing a physician is critical if you wish to seek compensation from the insurance company. Plus, if you decide you must file a personal injury claim, you’ll have documentation of your injuries to help your case.
Refrain From Accepting an Offer From the Insurance Company
In Texas, you’ll start by seeking compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance company. To help speed up the process, the insurance company may offer you a settlement quickly. They may also ask you to sign a claim release, which releases their liability for any further injury.
Refrain from accepting an offer or signing anything until you’ve been evaluated by a physician. It’s also important to give your body time to react, ensuring you receive compensation for all injuries.
Reach Out to a Personal Injury Attorney for Help
If you’ve been involved in an accident, a personal injury attorney can help ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. You don’t have to go through this alone. To learn more about car accidents or to speak with an attorney today, give us a call at 866-503-4864 or send us a message.