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Was your pain delayed after a car accident?

Car accident injuries come in many shapes and sizes, and many problems are not apparent until well after the accident occurs. Some significant injuries take time to express themselves.

In fact, depending on the type of injury, delayed pain can indicate a serious or even fatal condition.

If you recently experienced a car accident in Connecticut, you may not think that you suffered much harm, but it is still wise to get a full examination to make sure you don't have serious hidden injuries. If your delayed pain indicates an injury you did not expect, you should not hesitate to reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney who understands how to help you explore your options for complete recovery and fair compensation.

What injuries might cause delayed pain?

It is impossible to know the exact cause of your delayed pain until you receive proper medical treatment. However, an understanding of some of the common injuries that may express delayed pain can help you understand what to expect from a doctor's diagnosis.

Many delayed-pain injuries involve either a brain or spinal cord injury, such as a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). This might mean persistent headaches, nausea or even seizures. They may even affect your speech, memory and temperament, among other things.

Similarly, if you suffered whiplash, that may manifest itself as lower back pain. Additionally, if you experience tingling or numbness, you might also have a pinched nerve somewhere. Many muscle groups may suffer significant damage but take some time to exhibit pain.

One of the most dangerous examples of delayed pain injury involves pain in your abdomen. Pain in your abdomen can mean that you have suffered damage to your internal organs. This may be a very serious condition.

If you experience pain in your abdomen, do not wait to seek medical attention. Organ damage, if left untreated, can turn fatal.

These are some, but not all, of the kinds of injuries that can create delayed pain in car accident victims. Once you receive proper medical care, proper legal counsel can help you create a path forward.

Don't wait to get the help you need

While obtaining proper medical attention is the first action you should take, do not put off seeking proper legal counsel once you are safe. The guidance of an experienced attorney can keep your rights secure and ensures that you don't miss opportunities to receive full recovery and fair compensation after an accident involving you or a loved one.

Source: Nov. 30, -0001

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