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Some accident injuries may not present with immediate symptoms

Being in a motor vehicle accident can be a stressful and daunting experience. While the damage to your vehicle may be severe, you might have walked away from the incident feeling as though you avoided the worst part by remaining healthy.

However, in the days following the crash, you may have begun to experience pain in various parts of your body. These injuries can take time to develop and may only grow more and more intense as time goes by.

Injuries that take time to manifest

Even accident injuries that do not present immediate symptoms can be just as painful, or more so, than any other. Following your accident, you might want to allow time to discover all your injuries before deciding to pursue compensation, and some areas that you may want to keep an eye on include the following:

  • Head injuries: Headaches can take days to appear and can be more than just a nuisance. While in some cases, you may only suffer a minor concussion, if the pain persists, it could indicate a deeper issue, such as a blood clot or brain injury.
  • Whiplash: Injuries to the neck and shoulder area are some of the most common among accident victims. Not only can they exhibit delayed symptoms, but the pain can be severe and could even result in tingling or numbness in your extremities.
  • Lower back: Back injuries can be excruciating and can create numerous hardships in life, such as trouble with mobility. Pain in this area can indicate damage to muscles, ligaments and nerves, or, in some cases, even damage to the spine.
  • Stomach pain: If you experience pain or swelling around your abdomen, you should seek medical attention, as this can indicate the presence of internal bleeding.
  • Emotional trauma: It is common for accident victims to suffer from PTSD following a serious collision, which can be as serious as any physical injury.

Should you begin to experience a change in behavior or trouble with speech or vision, this could be a sign of a traumatic brain injury, which can also take time to manifest. After you have become aware of all your injuries, you might wish to pursue restitution, and seeking guidance from someone with knowledge in Connecticut state laws that may apply could prove exceedingly beneficial.

Guidance in the process

Along with the pain and suffering you may experience following the collision, the financial ramifications of extensive medical bills and a loss of income can place you in a bind. If the other driver is at fault, you might wish to pursue restitution, but the process can be challenging to navigate, especially alone. By seeking counsel in the initial stages, you could obtain advice about the available options for legal recourse, as well as assistance in pursuing the full amount of compensation deserved through the necessary channels.

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