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Whiplash And Other Delayed Onset Injuries


In the moments after a collision, a person may be distracted by the damage done to their vehicle and the process of calling their loved ones or co-workers to let them know they have been in an accident and will be late to upcoming commitments because they are waiting for law enforcement to create a police report and exchanging information with others involved in the incident. If this was true for you, you may not have even thought about your individual health.

With all of the immediate issues, if you did not sustain a severe injury, you may dismiss pains, strains, and discomforts as annoyances. Issues that will resolve naturally. Then, you may later find yourself suffering more. Days or weeks later, delayed onset injuries could be diagnosed. To handle these and other accident expenses appropriate, connect with a Delray Beach personal injury attorney.

Headaches, Should Pain, Memory Issues, and More

A common injury, whiplash symptoms may not be immediately felt. The soft tissue in your neck can be harmed when your body thrashes in ways that are not natural, particularly when the motion is happening forcefully. What you first think of as a minor ache could be your body telling you a larger health issue is present.

While it is a good idea to have your health assessed by a doctor after a Florida collision, whether you are experiencing symptoms or not, that advice is doubly true if you are experiencing any or all of the following symptoms:

  • Pain in neck, shoulder, or back
  • Headaches or dizziness
  • Emotional distress and ongoing negative thoughts
  • Abdominal pain
  • Balance or memory issues

Making your health a top priority is essential in order to heal properly when physical injuries occur. Symptoms may initially be mild, but they are signals your body is giving you, stay attuned. And be honest with your doctor at each visit so they can provide you with high-quality care.

Speak to an Attorney About Delayed Medical Expenses

Of course, seeing a doctor as soon as possible following an accident means you’ll not only access the treatment plan you need but you’ll also establish medical records to use as evidence. Healthcare records can connect physical injuries to collisions. If you did not see a medical professional immediately but are having health issues, a Delray Beach personal injury attorney can work other avenues to strengthen your claim. A skilled Florida lawyer knows how to help, whether you had a minor injury that exacerbated or emotional distress slowly increased.

Have you been experiencing painful symptoms because of a delayed onset car crash injury? Reach out to the attorneys at Earnhart Law in Delray Beach. Once our attorneys understand the details of your case, including when the accident happened and what health issues you are coping with now, our lawyers will fight for your damage recovery needs. If you want someone who has been fighting for the rights of individuals in Florida for over 30 years, call our office at 561-265-2220 or contact us online.

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