Car accidents are a part of modern life, and while they might seem normal when it happens to you, your entire life may shift into something that is entirely different from the norm. An attorney like Luschas, Naparsteck, and Crane, LLP, has dealt with hundreds of car accidents, and knows what injuries happen often, and can help you determine what damages you might be entitled to for your injuries.
Car Accidents Vary Widely in Severity and Cause a Wide Range of Injuries
Car accident injuries can vary widely, ranging from a simple contusion, a black and blue, to more major injuries. In a recent report in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention published by the NHTSA, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, severe-to-fatal head injuries are realized in an alarming number of accidents.
Remember That Some Injuries Take a While to Appear After the Accident
As noted by KTAR News, some injuries that are experienced within the context of your car accident may not manifest until some time has passed since the accident. Immediate pain may indicate many injuries, but it is important to remember that the experience of being in a car accident causes substantial stress and also the release of adrenaline. It may take some time for the adrenaline to wear off, and you may not immediately recognize the pain associated with an injury, which is why it is particularly important to allow the emergency medical personnel to examine you following the accident, to ensure you don’t miss any injuries that waiting could exacerbate.
An attorney cannot provide you with medical advice, and following an accident, it is advised that you visit your primary care physician for a follow-up. Immediate emergencies are generally identified on the scene, but longer-lasting injuries like tissue damage, brain injuries, and pinched nerves require medical expertise to identify.
A Personal Injury Attorney Can Help With Your Car Accident Claim
Whether you have experienced minor damage to your vehicle or a totaled vehicle and broken bones, an attorney can help. Visit our site to contact us today to schedule a consultation on your case.[faq_block]
What should I do immediately after a car accident?
Allow the emergency medical personnel on the scene to assess you, then see a physician to check on other injuries.
What if I think I feel fine after the accident?
Accidents cause adrenaline, and adrenaline can mask the pain from injuries, so allow yourself to be examined by a medical professional.
What if the pain didn’t’ start until after the accident?
Some injuries take time to emerge, underlining the importance of seeking medical attention and speaking with a lawyer about your options.[/faq_block]