It’s not always possible to determine the full impact of a car accident at the time of the incident. Injuries often leave lingering pain and discomfort, even when the accident was a minor collision. If you have recently been involved in a crash, ruling out pursuing compensation is therefore not necessarily the best idea.
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries suffered in car accidents. The initial pain typically lasts a few months before dissipating. When pain, discomfort or stiffness in the neck or shoulders persists, it is important to seek further medical advice.
Long after a broken bone sets, you may feel lingering effects of the damage. In some cases, trauma to a bone or joint can lead to the development of conditions such as arthritis or osteoarthritis. These conditions will require long-term treatment, including the potential for additional surgeries.
Spinal Cord Injuries
There are often devastating and long-lasting effects from spinal cord injuries, including partial or full paralysis. If treatment for a spinal cord injury fails to reverse the damage, working and taking part in everyday activities can become difficult or impossible.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The lasting effects from a TBI include cognitive impairments such as memory loss, dizziness, vertigo, motor function problems and loss of inhibition. These symptoms have a dramatic impact on everyday life, including work and personal relationships.
After a car crash, obtaining all available and relevant medical care is important. However, affordability is often a barrier to accessing these treatments. It is for this reason and more that most people seek compensation to cover the costs of medical bills after a car accident.
To learn more about lingering injury symptoms and how you can pursue fair reward for what you are going through, call Conley Griggs Partin, Attorneys at Law for a consultation today.
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