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Monitor these injuries after a motor vehicle accident

On Behalf of | Nov 16, 2022 | car accidents |

If you have been in a car accident, you might not immediately notice the extent of the harm to your body. Some common injuries may not appear until a few days or weeks later.

After a motor vehicle accident, seek prompt medical attention so the professionals can care for your apparent wounds and begin monitoring for any delayed injuries.

Delayed injuries to look for

Common symptoms after a vehicular accident include shoulder, back and neck pain. Trauma to these body parts can lead to long-lasting impacts. Monitor the severity of any discomfort in the areas and take notes for your physician. You may have soft tissue damage, spinal injuries, herniated discs, whiplash or another diagnosis.

Signs that you may have head injury include headaches, memory loss, nausea, excessive fatigue or lack of concentration. You could also notice discomfort or pain in your hips, knees, ankles, elbows or shoulders, meaning your joints might have also sustained injuries.

Failure to treat these symptoms may result in worsening injuries or death.

Continue uninterrupted treatment

Delaying seeking medical attention for your injuries or prematurely stopping your treatment against your doctor’s recommendation works against you. The insurance adjuster overseeing your claim uses these factors to determine the value of the settlement offer.

Pushing off treatment for these injuries allows the insurance company to show that your declining health does not directly relate to the accident. See a doctor as soon as you notice immediate or delayed symptoms.

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