Have you ever wondered why most car accident attorneys advise their clients to wait a little longer before filing a claim against the other party? This is because before you file a claim, you need to make sure that all your injuries have been covered. However, some injuries may take time to show when it comes to car accidents. Unfortunately, many accident victims fail to recover reasonable compensation for their injuries because they don’t consider undetected injuries.
Seeking medical attention is usually one of the most important things after a car accident. You want to make sure that you don’t have any life-threatening injuries, and if you do, they can be treated in time. Here are some common undetected injuries after a car accident.
Internal bleeding happens when there is damage to your inner organs and tissues. The affected areas begin to bleed internally, making it difficult to detect the bleeding. Although in some cases, you may notice the presence of blood in your stool, urine, spit, etc. This all depends on the location and severity of the injuries.
Some other common signs of internal bleeding include numbness, especially on one side of the body, general body weakness, difficulty chewing or swallowing, constant headaches, and loss of balance.
The worst thing about internal bleeding is that it can lead to life-threatening situations if not detected. For example, when your body bleeds from the inside, the blood clots block the flow of oxygen to the brain.
Lack of oxygen in the brain leads to seizures, coma, or slow death. Technically, when the brain goes 10 minutes without oxygen, you’re declared brain dead, meaning there’s no activity in the brain. Keep in mind that the brain cells start dying when they lack oxygen for 5 minutes.
Whiplash is the rapid back and forth movement caused by extreme force. When you suffer whiplash, your body goes back and forth like a whip due to the accident’s impact, hence the name whiplash.
Whiplash injuries usually take time to show because the body is still in shock after the accident. Some common signs of whiplash include neck pain, muscle stiffness, dizziness, lower back pain, shoulder pain, and ringing ears.
Concussions occur due to a violent blow to the head, causing symptoms such as headache, fatigue, slurred speech, blurred vision, nausea, and vomiting. You may also suffer from memory loss, depression, sleep disturbances, and loss of smell and taste.
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