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Some injury symptoms might not appear immediately after a crash

On Behalf of | Mar 21, 2022 | Car Accidents

While some collisions may involve little more than minor vehicle damage and an inconvenience of time, there is always the risk that such an incident could carry dire repercussions. After being involved in a crash on Delaware roads, you may feel somewhat shaken up and unprepared to handle the aftermath thereof.

Even if you walk away from a crash feeling relatively unscathed, it might not necessarily mean that the incident had no effect on your well-being. There are numerous types of injuries that could take hours or even days to manifest symptoms, and some of these injuries could lead to severe pain and suffering.

Delayed symptoms

Injuries that take time to present with symptoms can be just as severe as any other type of health condition. Some examples of injuries that may carry delayed symptoms might include:

  • Head injuries: Head injuries continue to prove common among accident victims, and similar conditions may take time to appear and can range from minor concussions to traumatic brain injuries.
  • Neck and shoulders: Whiplash is a common example of a type of injury that could take time to present with symptoms, and such a condition could lead to severe pain and suffering.
  • Back injuries: Back injuries can also carry delayed symptoms, and such conditions could affect various areas of your life and disrupt your ability to carry out everyday tasks.
  • Loss of sensation: Injuries to your extremities may start to appear hours or days after a crash, and such issues could lead to tingling sensations or loss of feeling.
  • Abdominal pain: Signs of abdominal pain could also take time to appear and may indicate dire health concerns, such as internal bleeding, which may carry fatal repercussions if left untreated.

Mental health conditions such as PTSD may also be common among accident victims, and similar health conditions could take a significant toll on your life.

Fallout of a crash

The fallout of a major collision could affect your well-being in various ways, physical and emotional alike. While dealing with similar issues may seem difficult enough as is, the incident could also create various financial woes stemming from extensive medical bills and time off work during recovery. Should the incident cause you to suffer permanent harm and prompt a need for long-term medical care, the fallout could also affect your ability to maintain employment and disrupt your overall quality of life.