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Signs of An Injury Can Show Up Days After a Crash in Tampa

Car crashes can occur anywhere, at any time, and to anyone. While some crashes can lead to severe or deadly injuries, fortunately, most individuals in car crashes manage to get away with simple injuries.

Then there are other people who seem to walk away from crashes without any injuries. They may feel perfectly well and think that there’s nothing wrong with them. However, the human body’s reaction to trauma can vary from one person to the next and may delay their response to getting injured. If you’ve recently been in a car crash, be on the lookout for delayed symptoms that may indicate that you are injured. 

How Long Following a Car Crash Can Signs of an Injury Appear?

Symptoms of injuries from a car crash can appear hours, several days, or weeks following the accident. A common reason for the delayed manifestation of symptoms is that the body experiences a massive surge of endorphins and adrenaline during a traumatic incident, such as a car crash. The sudden discharge of these chemicals can disguise the feelings of pain following a crash.

There’s still no definitive reason why some people feel symptoms immediately while others don’t feel any symptoms at all, even if they’re injured. In any case, don’t assume that you’re uninjured if you don’t feel any symptoms after a crash.

What Are Common Signs of Delayed Injuries?

Watch out for symptoms in the days following the crash and head to the doctor right away when you develop any of these injury signs:

  • Headaches
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Neck and/or back pain
  • Tingling and numbness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Abnormal sleep patterns, including getting too much or not enough sleep
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Difficulty concentrating

These symptoms can be caused by a traumatic brain injury, whiplash, soft tissue injuries, or spinal cord damage.

Go to a doctor if you feel any new or strange symptoms following the car crash, even if you think it’s nothing or unrelated to the crash. Your doctor can determine and confirm whether you were injured during the crash. Also, your doctor can provide directions about monitoring signs of possible injuries and what you should watch out for. 

In addition, if you do end up sustaining any injuries and filing a claim to recover your accident-related damages, having official documentation that you sought a medical diagnosis and treatment within a reasonable amount of time after the crash will help strengthen your claim. On the other hand, the insurance company might argue that your injuries couldn’t have been that serious if you waited too long to get proper treatment.

Speak to a Tampa Car Accident Lawyer Today

To ensure that you receive fair compensation for your car accident-associated losses, contact the Tragos, Sartes & Tragos law firm to discuss your case. Our Tampa car accident lawyer can evaluate your situation and form a solid case against the liable party to secure the financial compensation you are owed. To set up a free consultation with our Tampa car accident lawyer, call 727-441-9125 or fill out our online form.