Car accidents are notorious for causing immediate and noticeable injuries. Broken bones, burns, lacerations and spinal cord injuries are all possible outcomes after a crash. However, car accidents can also have delayed symptoms that may take hours or days to materialize. Common delayed injuries after a car accident include:
Always seek medical attention after a crash, even if you believe you were not seriously injured. Not only could medical attention save your life, it may also immediately establish documentation that shows the extent of your injuries.
It is likely that you will be contacted by an adjuster working for the other driver’s insurance company soon after your accident. The adjuster may ask about any injuries you suffered during the crash. Telling the adjuster that you believe you are not seriously injured could affect the outcome of your claim and any future compensation.
If you did not seek medical attention after the accident, then it is possible that you suffered serious injuries that will require more medical care than you had originally anticipated. When the insurance adjuster calls, it is best to leave them with identifying information and politely hang up the phone. If you believe the negligence of one or more parties contributed to your accident, then you should call an attorney. An attorney can help you review options for recovering damages from these parties.
Wells, Call, Clark, Bennett, & Clawson provides experienced and passionate legal representation for individuals who were injured by the negligent actions of others. Our East Bay Area car accident attorneys make each case a team effort to provide the best possible outcome for our clients.