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You might not notice certain things after an accident

On Behalf of | Mar 20, 2023 | Car Accidents

If you are involved in a car accident while traveling in Florida, you may sustain a variety of injuries. However, it may take a few days or weeks for symptoms of a head or an internal injury to make themselves known. This is why it’s important to seek treatment as quickly as possible after a wreck even if you feel fine.

Internal injuries may be tough to spot

An internal injury may not result in bruising, swelling or pain right away. Therefore, you may not notice an internal bleed or the presence of a damaged organ just by looking at your body. However, allowing an internal bleed or damaged organ to go untreated may result in permanent damage that could result in death. Fortunately, if detected early, it may be possible to make a full recovery with little more than rest and basic medication.

A concussion may not be apparent right away

Head injuries are fairly common after car accidents regardless of how severe the crash was. For instance, you’ll likely notice if you have a headache, a broken skull or other obvious ailments. However, the symptoms of a concussion may be less obvious such as subtle changes in mood or appetite over relatively long periods of time. It’s possible that you’ll need a combination of mental health and traditional treatments to overcome this type of malady.

If you are hurt in a car crash, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills and other damages. However, this is only true if you can prove that another party was negligent in causing the crash to happen. If you can show that the defendant was impaired, fatigued or distracted when the wreck occurred, it may be enough to obtain a favorable settlement or jury award.