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Not all car accident injuries are immediately apparent

On Behalf of | Apr 16, 2021 | Car Accidents

You were involved in a motor vehicle collision in Florida. You walked away, seemingly injury-free, and counted your blessings. That is until you started experiencing pain and other symptoms of injury, hours, days or even weeks later. Could what you are experiencing be related to the car accident? If so, how do you prove it?

Delayed onset injuries

Not all car accident injuries are immediately apparent. Delayed onset injuries are very common. Many people who experience such injuries deal with rushes of adrenaline following the crash. Often, it isn’t until their bodies calm down that they realize they are actually hurt.

Get medical attention ASAP

As soon as you start experiencing pain or other signs of injury, get medical attention right away. The sooner you do, the better — not only for your health and well-being but for your ability to seek compensation for your losses. The sooner you seek medical attention after a car accident, the easier it is to tie your injuries to the event.

Seek relief through legal means if necessary

Sometimes, after a car accident, when a person experiences delayed onset injuries, it may prove difficult to get insurance to pay for one’s losses. You don’t have to put up with that. With the right help in your corner, you may successfully achieve relief through legal means, which may involve out-of-court negotiations or litigation in a Florida civil court. An experienced personal injury attorney can review the details of your case and, if appropriate, help you take the steps necessary to fight for maximum compensation for your losses.