Have you ever had an exceptionally active day and felt fine in the moment, but experienced significant pain days and weeks later? The same can be true for automobile accidents, too. Even when these collisions may appear minor at first, they can have lasting physical and emotional effects that can impact both your work and personal life.
Sometimes, accidents can lead to upper body pain in the back and neck pain, such as whiplash. Additionally, you may experience abdominal pain and swelling. Sometimes this goes away, but other times, it may be an indication of a very serious problem like internal bleeding. Emotionally, your family and friends may notice that your personality seems a little "off", or you may have trouble remembering things. These may be symptoms of a traumatic brain injury. It is important to watch for these signs in order to gauge your health after a car accident and make sure that you're really okay!
It is important to realize that the symptoms of a car crash injury may not present themselves until a few days after an accident, so if you or a loved one are in an automobile accident and have unexplained pain a few days later, car accident injuries may be the cause of your discomfort. For example, the most common way to experience whiplash from an automobile accident is from a rear-end collision.
Attorney Doug Stoehr is a personal injury lawyer located in Altoona, PA and serves the central and western Pennsylvania area. He takes cases for victims who have been injured as the result of an automobile accident. For more information on him and his firm, please call his office for a free initial consultation at 814-946-4100.