Oftentimes, due to adrenaline or overwhelm, many victims of car accidents refuse medical treatment thinking that they have no serious injuries. However, even injuries that appear minor may prove life-threatening if left untreated. If you were involved in a car accident, make sure to monitor yourself for any of these post car accident symptoms that may signal a serious or life-threatening medical condition.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) often occur after a car accident. Some people simply notice that they have a headache or feel a bit confused or dizzy. However, a TBI can actually be your brain bleeding or even require hospitalization or immediate surgery. After a car accident, if you notice that you become confused, nauseous, have challenges with balance or motor skills, have an inability to think clearly, or are disoriented, make sure to visit with a physician immediately.
Many people think that whiplash is not a major medical issue. However, whiplash following a car accident can actually cause permanent damage if left untreated. If you have pain in your spine, neck, or head, seek immediate medical attention. If whiplash continues without medical intervention it can take years of therapy to resolve.
Internal Organ Damage
The sheer impact of car accidents oftentimes leaves victims with serious internal injuries. However, due to adrenaline, many victims simply feel that they have only some bruising or cuts. However, actual internal organs may have been damaged due to the trauma of the car accident. Always seek the medical evaluation of a physician to determine if you may have any internal injuries.
Breaks and Fractures
In many cases, victims may not even notice that they have actual bone breaks or fractures following an accident. If you feel that any part of your body is in pain following an accident, it may not simply be sprained, but you may be suffering from a bone break or fracture that only a medical professional can accurately diagnose.
Contact an Experienced Accident Lawyer
If you were involved in a car accident, you should seek immediate medical attention. Oftentimes, several serious and severe medical conditions can take time to reveal themselves. If you were injured in a car accident, contact Michael J. Redenburg Esq., P.C. at (212) 240-9465 or online to help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.