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I Didn't Think I Had Car Accident Injuries. Now I Hurt.


Some car accident symptoms can be immediately observed and treated. Other auto accident injuries make take days or even weeks to appear. Even worse, pregnant mothers may not discover injuries to their unborn child until after giving birth.  Unfortunately, many victims often fail to report late-onset auto accident injuries.

If you are just now observing car crash injuries, they may be related to your accident. Visit a doctor immediately and seek legal advice as soon as possible. With professional attention, you can determine whether your car accident caused these seemingly out-of-nowhere injuries.

It is not unusual for muskuloskeletal car crash injuries to not begin immediately hurting after a car accident. Many times you may feel fine at the scene of the car accident. A few days later you can feel horrible. This is due to pain, swelling, inflammation and internal scar tissue taking several days to form.

One of our clients, who was a student a McKinney Boyd High School did not obtain medical treatment for her injuries until 91 days after the crash. At trial, the jury understood that she did not have the money to seek treatment and that she had hoped her nagging pain would go away when awarding her damages.

Examples of Delayed Car Accident Injuries

Some auto accident injuries not become evident until well after a car crash. Common car accident injuries include traumatic brain injury, spinal injury, herniated disc, ligament tears, or internal bleeding. Often, victims feel 'fine' after car accidents due to a sudden rush of endorphins. Car accident symptoms may become evident after this chemical reaction wears off. Sometimes, however, they take weeks to appear. In some cases, damage may be impossible to detect in X-rays or CT scans.

Seek medical attention as soon as you observe the following symptoms car crash symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Abdominal swelling or pain
  • Loss of feeling in hands or arms
  • Impaired memory
  • Impaired vision
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain or stiffness

Statute of Limitations And Delayed Car Accident Injuries

As a victim with late-onset car accident injuries, take heed of the statute of limitations. In Texas, that means two years from the date of injury. In select cases, the statute is not triggered until the date of the injury's discovery. Either way, it's important to seek medical attention and legal counsel as soon as you discover any car accident injuries.

Regardless of the timeline in your car accident case, you can count on the talented team at the Underwood Law Office to lend a helping hand. Call 469-573-4558 at your earliest convenience to learn more about your legal options.

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