Vehicle accidents are generally traumatic, you’re often in shock. When it fades, you can feel multiple different emotions. Everyone reacts differently to a crash. Some experience a mental fog, making it difficult to think or focus. Others might find their minds flooded by thoughts and concerns.
In addition to the mental trauma and emotional disorientation, sometimes vehicle accidents cause physical damage that’s hard to notice amidst immediate distractions. Even serious physical issues might not present any signs for several days.
Sometimes headaches that develop several days after a vehicle accident can be potentially serious, causing problem such as, a blood clot on the brain, injury to the neck or head or even a serious concussion.
Whiplash is the classic delayed symptom injury associated with accidents.
Whiplash injuries can be serious and may require x-rays, CT scans or MRIs for proper diagnosis.
Back pain that appears after an accident could be caused by injury to the muscles, ligaments or nerves in the back or even by damage to the vertebrae.
These signs could indicate internal bleeding. Other symptoms include large areas of deep purple bruising, dizziness and fainting. Internal bleeding can remain undiscovered for hours or days. It can be a life-threatening condition that needs to be diagnosed and treated by trained emergency medical personnel.
The loss of feeling results from damage to the neck or spinal column.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is common after a vehicle accident. PTSD victims often have vivid and disturbing memories of the event and nightmares. Sometimes victims feel as if the accident is recurring or have flashbacks. Children are especially susceptible.
It’s a good idea for any person involved in an accident to seek immediate medical expertise. 101 Help can assist you connect the expert through our network of Hospitals, Medical Practitioners. If the accident is caused by another person’s negligence and the insurance company does not offer a fair settlement, 101 Help can refer you to a lawyer who will negotiate on your behalf or represent you in court. You may be entitled to monetary reimbursement for such things as hospitalization, emergency room care, rehabilitation, medical bills, extended care, physical therapy and other specialized treatments including chiropractic.