After a crash, it is common to experience shock. You might not remember how the accident happened. In some extreme cases, you might not even feel pain right away.
Regardless of whether or not you are in pain, you must seek medical attention after an accident that you were not at-fault for on Pennsylvania roads. This is important if you plan to seek compensation, and – more importantly – for your health in the long run.
Even if you do see a doctor after a crash, there are still some injuries that might not appear until much later.
What are the common signs of delayed injuries?
As we have discussed in past blog posts, some injuries might not manifest symptoms until a few days – or even a few weeks – after the crash. These delayed injuries are unfortunately common, and they are also some of the most dangerous.
You and your loved ones should be on the lookout for symptoms of a delayed injury, including:
- Headaches or nausea: Consistent and painful headaches and nausea are common signs of a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
- Tingling or numb limbs: Losing feeling in arms or legs could be a symptom of a pinched nerve or even a spinal cord injury.
- Back or neck pain: Pain in the neck or back is a common sign of whiplash, but it could also indicate a spinal injury.
- Swelling: Swelling in any part of the body, from the head to the abdomen, could be a sign of internal bleeding.
If you experience any of these symptoms in the days or weeks after a car crash, it is critical that you see a doctor as soon as possible, so you can get the care you need, as well as the full compensation you deserve.
Do not wait to speak with an attorney
If you suspect that you have a delayed injury caused by an accident, you need to get trusted legal help. McDonald at Law helps people who have been injured in a variety of accidents, and we have the resources to get the help you need. Our lawyers will aggressively fight to get your deserved compensation and set you up for long term success.
Our commitment to extraordinary service is best exemplified by our founding attorney, Michael P. McDonald. Mr. McDonald has obtained millions of dollars in verdicts, settlements and arbitration awards for our clients throughout his lengthy career. Additionally, he is the only attorney in Lancaster County who is Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.