A few days ago, you experienced quite a shock in a motor vehicle accident. You emerged from the ordeal without a scratch, but could you have injuries you do not know about yet?
KTAR News explores various delayed injury symptoms connected to car crashes. Rather than take unnecessary risks, let a medical professional examine you for unknown injuries.
Shoulder or neck stiffness or pain
Even if a car accident happens at a low speed, victims may still suffer whiplash. Symptoms of the injury include pain and stiffness in the shoulder and neck. If these symptoms sound familiar, ask your doctor about diagnostic tests such as computed tomography scans, magnetic resonance imaging tests and X-rays.
In the coming days, you may experience headaches. The delayed symptom may indicate a concussion, head or neck injury, or a blood clot in the brain.
You may have injured back nerves, muscles or ligaments if you experience back pain after a car accident. Motor vehicle accident victims often experience lower back pain after a rear-end or side-impact crash. Consider letting a medical professional look you over ASAP if you experience back pain, as you could have damaged vertebrae.
Pay close attention to how your limbs feel in the days ahead. Losing feeling in your legs or arms may indicate whiplash or whiplash-associated disorder. Spinal column or neck damage could be the reason for your numbness.
You deserve to know how another’s negligence affected your physical, psychological and financial health. By understanding how to identify delayed injury symptoms, you better understand how to protect your legal right to fair compensation.