Symptoms of a Serious Injury After an Accident

Female patient with broken leg in plaster cast sitting on sofa.After getting in a car accident, sometimes an injury is really obvious. Someone may have to be transported by ambulance and may be visibly bleeding or otherwise injured. However, in other scenarios, the injury isn’t always obvious but is still quite serious. That’s why it’s so important to have a full medical exam after an accident, even if you think you feel fine.

There is a wide range of symptoms you could experience in the hours or days following the crash, such as:

  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision or double vision
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Neck pain or stiffness
  • Upset stomach
  • Numbness and tingling
  • A change or impairment in bodily function
  • A change in your mental health
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Moodiness and irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty remembering things
  • Sleep disturbances or sleeping too much

This is certainly not an exhaustive list. Unfortunately, some injuries may not even cause a symptom that you notice. Visiting your doctor is an important precaution so that they can check you for any injuries that are still developing and get you the treatment you need.

How Do I Know My Injury is Serious Enough for a Lawsuit?

It’s impossible to make this determination without speaking to an experienced lawyer. Just because you think your injury isn’t catastrophic enough doesn’t mean you aren’t eligible to file a claim. Some of the reasons accident victims seek compensation in a lawsuit include:

  • The injury is really expensive to treat
  • The injury will require further medical treatment and rehabilitation in the future
  • The injury has made it difficult or impossible to return to work
  • The victim can no longer perform their former job duties
  • The victim is experiencing pain and suffering because of their injuries

These are damages that are typical to car accident claims. Although compensation can never be guaranteed, an experienced and qualified attorney will tirelessly pursue compensation on your behalf. A consultation is necessary so you can discuss the specifics of your injuries and the accident with the attorney, and they can describe your options. Getting a medical checkup as soon after the crash as possible will be an important part of the process. Please use our directory to find an experienced attorney in your area.