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Some crash injuries may take time to manifest symptoms

On Behalf of | Jul 7, 2023 | Car Accidents

One of the most vital steps to take after a collision on Delaware roads occurs could involve seeking swift medical attention, as this could be vital to identifying and treating health concerns. Even if you feel that you walked away from the crash unharmed, that might not mean this step is altogether unnecessary.  

Some types of crash injuries might not be immediately apparent and may instead take time to manifest symptoms. While some injuries could even appear days after your crash, that does not mean that such health concerns are less severe in nature, and seeking swift treatment for these injuries could prove vital to safeguarding your health. 

Examples of injuries with delayed symptoms 

The outcome of your crash may affect your health in various ways, and some of the injuries you might suffer in the process could take hours or days to develop symptoms. A few types of injuries that may take time to manifest symptoms could include: 

  • Neck and back pain: Injuries to the neck, shoulders and back remain prevalent concerns among crash victims. Such health conditions might take time to manifest symptoms and may intensify with time. 
  • Head injuries: Car accident victims may also be at significant risk of suffering head injuries and while sometimes this may involve little more than a minor concussion, sometimes this could lead to traumatic brain injuries. 
  • Spinal cord injuries:  Injuries to your spinal cord can also present with delayed symptoms, and similar injuries could take a dire toll on your life, potentially leading to loss of mobility or even paralysis. 
  • Internal injuries: Crash victims could also suffer internal damage, and seeking swift medical care may be vital to identifying and treating such conditions. If left unaddressed, internal injuries may carry severe or even fatal repercussions. 

Being involved in a major collision can also be a traumatic experience, and symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder could also manifest days after the incident occurs. 

The impact on your life 

Despite a delay in symptoms, similar injuries can still have a significant impact on your life. Although dealing with such a situation can be stressful and harrowing enough on its own, the outcome of the crash may prove even more difficult to accept if it stems from the reckless actions of another driver. The financial challenges that could arise after the crash could also place a significant strain on your life and leave you in search of advice on the best course of action to take to protect your future.