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Why Were My Car Accident Injury Symptoms Delayed?

Updated: Feb 23, 2023

When being involved in any type of car accident, it is best to visit your local emergency room immediately. You may not be in pain or see any injuries at first, but you should still seek medical attention anyhow. As many injury symptoms after a car wreck appear in a delayed manner.

Trauma from a car accident places tremendous stress on the human body. Every person responds uniquely to traumatic experiences, especially after involvement in a car accident. No one can ever fully expect to be in a car wreck, therefore being in a collision is nerve-wracking and distressing.

Once experienced, a traumatic car wreck leaves some victims numb, confused, and others with adrenaline, wherein their bodies receive a surge of endorphins. This reaction is completely normal. Endorphins are usually discharged when the body experiences a sensory overload or traumatic event.

Endorphins aid the mind and body to manage trauma and survive it. Car wreck victims that experience an endorphin/adrenaline rush can act fast to help other injured victims or maneuver their automobile immediately off the road. With an adrenaline rush, some people can think sharper and handle duties that need to be accomplished quickly. More importantly, when experiencing trauma, endorphins become a survival source.

No matter how beneficial endorphins are, they can completely hide pain and other symptoms of injury. Days after a car accident, these endorphins naturally stop working, and an accident victim begins noticing pain. This is even if they never did before.

Some delayed-appearing car wreck injuries include the following:

  • Blood clots

  • Damaged ligaments

  • Numbness in the lower extremities

  • Problems remembering, hearing, or seeing

  • Spinal injuries

  • Internal bleeding

  • Post-traumatic stress

  • Emotional trauma

  • Brain injury

Neglecting to treat for any of the aforementioned injuries can result in serious pain, irreparable damage, surgery, and other severe or fatal complications.

The best way to handle any car wreck in Alabama is to seek medical treatment immediately. This is even if you do not notice any pain or symptoms. Since endorphins are likely to be released after a collision, your pain and/or symptoms could be completely unnoticeable. A full medical exam is also beneficial after a car accident since symptoms like brain injuries may not be seen by the naked eye.

Once you have received medical treatment, it is helpful to seek legal counsel regarding an accident as soon as possible. This makes sure that you receive the full compensation you deserve.

If you or your loved one experienced an injury due to an accident, contact the Bryant Law Firm, LLC, at 205-267-8561 for a free consultation.


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