Have you ever been involved in a sudden, forceful accident but did not feel any pain until hours or even days later? The adrenaline and endorphins in our bodies are responsible for making you feel little to no pain after a shocking incident such as a sports injury or a car accident. For example, sometimes football players will sprain or even break something on their body, but still feel like they can play the remainder of the game. What comes later is a rude awakening involving pain and a lot of physical therapy to get back to normal.
The same thing often happens during a car accident. A very common injury that occurs in a car wreck is whiplash, where a person comes to a sudden halt, throwing his or her head forward and then back forcefully. Other common car accident related injuries include concussion or back injury. Each of these may manifest symptoms long after the actual accident.
According to Brainline, symptoms of concussion can include:
- A headache that only gets worse
- One pupil appearing larger than the other
Brainline also explains that because “the brain is very complex, every brain injury is different. Some symptoms may appear right away, while others may not show up for days or weeks after the concussion.”
Because of that, the thing to remember if you’ve been in a car accident is to give yourself time. Make sure that you don’t have an injury by going to the doctor- even if you are not in pain. Often, the other person’s insurance will try to convince you to sign a release, sometimes even offering you money for a swift signing. It is key to give your body enough time to show evidence of any types of injuries before you sign anything.
If you have suffered an injury at the fault of someone else and need someone to walk you through everything, please contact us today. Our experienced and caring team is waiting to help!