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Injuries and Car Accidents – What to Look For

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When you have been in a car accident, your first thought needs to be for your physical wellbeing and the wellbeing of everybody who was in the vehicle with you. There is nothing more reassuring than hearing your loved ones say that they are okay. Unfortunately, the first impressions after being in a crash are not always correct, and there may be hidden injuries that only make themselves known over time. Sometimes this is because the adrenaline rush that we get when we experience the trauma of an accident masks our pain, and sometimes it is because the inflammation only sets in after a few days.  Whatever the reason, when it comes to injuries and car accidents it is important to know what to look for so that you can be sure that you are taken care of physically and emotionally. It is also essential that you keep this in mind when it comes to the legalities of a car accident, especially when the incident is a result of somebody else’s negligence or carelessness. If you tell the other person or their insurance company that you are okay, it may be harder for you to file a personal injury claim in the future, no matter how real your injuries may be. If you need help getting the compensation you deserve for an injury suffered in a car accident, call the attorneys at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers.

There are a number of different injuries that can take time to appear after a car accident. These include:

  •  Bruising
  • Torn or sprained muscles, tendons and ligaments
  • Whiplash/neck muscle injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Concussions
  • Emotional injury such as post-traumatic stress

Each of these injuries is different, but all have one thing very much in common: it can take a while for symptoms to manifest themselves. In the case of an injury such as a spinal cord injury, whiplash or concussion, the pain or symptoms can take days or even weeks to appear. In many cases, a person who has been in a car accident hopes that their symptoms will go away in time, and only realizes that they are suffering from a very real injury until weeks after the accident takes place.

Though you may not want to make a fuss or cause any trouble, it is imperative that you seek medical treatment after you have been in a car accident, even if you think that you are fine. It’s also a very good idea to take note of any symptoms that you experience in the days after, as they may be a warning of hidden injuries.

If you have suffered any injuries that require medical treatment after a car accident, the attorneys at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers are here to help. We will listen carefully to the details of what happened to see whether the other driver was negligent, and help you to file a claim to provide you with reimbursement for any damages that you have suffered. Call us today to make sure that your rights are protected and that you get the care and compensation that you need and deserve.