People who have never been in car accidents in Pennsylvania may not understand how serious injuries can be and how long it can take for them to show up. Many people think that the worst thing that can happen is they will end up with a few bruises and broken bones. What they do not realize is that it is possible to walk away from car accidents without obvious injuries.
The stress, shock, and aftermath of car accidents can make it hard for them to realize that the aches, physical and cognitive issues and discomfort they are experiencing in the days and weeks following their accidents may be symptoms of delayed injuries.
Signs of delayed car accident trauma
As annoying as car accidents may seem, medical treatment is always recommended. Some serious physical and mental injuries may not show up right away. As a result, many crash victims leave the scene of their accidents to go on with their normal activities only to learn they have injuries that interfere with daily functions. According to Ktar.com, the following delayed car accident symptoms may indicate the presence of serious injuries.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Loss of sensation in upper or lower extremities
- Back and abdominal pain
- Personality changes
Car accident injuries range in severity. Even minor fender benders can result in serious wounds and death. Many people who experience immediate and delayed injuries are not always able to return to their work or normal lives like they expect to.
When people drive recklessly, and without regard for the lives of others, they become a danger to everyone on the streets. Because car accidents injuries can result in lost wages, medical bills and a diminished quality of life, victims and their family members should consider seeking compensation from the negligent parties for their erroneous driving behaviors.
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