Sometimes injuries caused by a car accident aren’t immediately obvious. Sometimes you may not notice serious injuries sustained in an accident until later and there are a variety of reasons for why this can happen.
The question is what you should do in the event that you have delayed injuries after a car accident.
You May Be Distracted
Car accidents can be quite shocking, and that shock can distract you from making a careful assessment of your physical state. The finer details of your health may not seem important enough to remember when you’re dealing with the pressure of insurance exchanges, the adrenaline rushing through your body, and the relief that everyone is still alive.
However, as best you can, you should give yourself a thorough internal assessment of your body as soon as you can. Any pain should be investigated immediately, as it could be warning you about a serious injury.
Common Delayed Injuries
Injuries associated with the spine, head, neck, and back can often take a little while to make themselves known for weeks or even months.
To ensure that you receive adequate compensation for the injuries that you have sustained, even if they are delayed, you should allow yourself to be examined by a doctor as soon as possible following your accident. Any and all pain should be reported to your doctor to be investigated so that you avoid potential surprises down the line.
Avoid Settling Your Claim Too Quickly
No one wants to spend a lot of time tangled in a law suit, but you shouldn’t settle your claim too quickly. If you come out of the accident and do not believe you are injured, you may be tempted to sign a release of liability form. Once this form is signed, you will not be able to pursue compensation for your injuries, delayed or otherwise.
Are you wondering what to do after you’ve gotten into an auto accident? Perhaps you’re feeling delayed pain, and you aren’t sure what to do. For this, you can call DRA e-Law.
We can help you get the compensation that you need for your delayed injuries with expert advice. Trust in DRA e-Law; we’re here to protect you. Give us a call at (410) 332-8404 or contact us on our website.