Just like your fav football player, the pain can come after the tackle (or accident)
You’re watching a playoff game when your favorite player is tackled. You hold your breath only exhaling when he gets up, seemingly uninjured.
What we don’t see are the injuries that appear hours or days later. The delayed reaction comes from the adrenaline and endorphins their bodies generate when tackled. These two chemicals operate to super-charge their bodies and even block pain. But only for a while.
Many car accident victims experience a similar pattern. Just because you feel fine immediately following a car accident, doesn’t necessarily mean that you are fine. Once the release of those chemicals subsides, the pain from any car accident injuries could start to set in.
Just like that athlete, you need to listen to your body and get medical care immediately.
*And, just like that star athlete has a team of expert lawyers representing him, don’t forget to call your personal injury lawyer once the shock of the accident wears off.
WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR AFTER A CAR, TRUCK, OR MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
Soft Tissue Injuries
A soft tissue injury refers to damage done to parts of the body other than bone. Muscles, tendons, and ligaments are considered “soft tissue.” Car accidents, even low-speed ones, generate a lot of force. Drivers and passengers often come to a sudden stop right along with the vehicle in a car accident, or they may get thrown around the passenger area. This places a lot of stress on joints and other vulnerable areas of the body.
Perhaps the most common — if not the most recognized — type of soft-tissue injury is “whiplash.” This refers to an injury to the neck muscles when the head is suddenly, and forcefully, thrown forward and then back.
Soft tissue injuries typically result in pain, swelling, and reduced mobility, but these symptoms may not show up immediately. They can take days, even weeks, to manifest. In addition, soft tissue injuries are not visible on an X-ray. This makes them more challenging to diagnose and document. Getting proper medical treatment is the key first step, at or even before the first sign of pain or discomfort.
Your brain is well-protected by your skull and the fluid inside of it. However, if you strike your head, or your body is violently jolted, your brain may strike the inside of your skull with great force. If this happens during the course of a car accident, you may sustain a concussion.
Concussions can be very serious, and the symptoms do not often show up immediately. Sometimes the symptoms are obvious (such as disorientation or even loss of consciousness), but they can also be more subtle. Here is a list of concussion symptoms:
inability to concentrate
difficulty remembering new information
lack of energy, and
abnormal sleep patterns (sleeping more than usual or less than usual)
If you exhibit any of these signs following a car accident, you may have a concussion; and you should seek medical attention IMMEDIATELY.
And whatever you d, remember...POSTING ABOUT YOUR ACCIDENT CAN HURT YOUR ACCIDENT CASE.WHY? FIND OUT HERE!
WHAT TO SAY WHEN THE INSURANCE COMPANY CALLS TO SETTLE
There are only 3 words you should say when the other driver’s insurance company calls offering to settle: ‘CALL MY LAWYER”.
Or even better “CALL MY LAWYER AT HOFFMAN, LARIN & AGNETTI”