Delayed-Symptom Injuries from Car Accidents
An auto accident can occur in an instant. However, your injuries may not appear for some time. Even though you can suffer serious bodily harm in a car accident, you may not notice or feel any symptoms until hours or even days after the wreck.
Because your symptoms did not appear immediately after the accident, it may be difficult for you to get the financial compensation that you need for your suffering. However, an experienced Iowa delayed crash symptom lawyer can help you fight back. To discuss your case, contact the respected firm of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today at 877-327-2600.
The Link Between Injuries and Adrenaline
During a stressful situation, a hormone called adrenaline surges throughout the body. This “fight-or-flight” response prepares you to handle a difficult or dangerous situation. The shock of a car accident can cause you to release adrenaline, which can help you deal with your situation by allowing injuries to go unnoticed. It is not until the rush of adrenaline is over that you may become aware of your pain.
Types of Delayed-Symptom Injuries
After the adrenaline wears off, you may notice several different delayed-symptom injuries from your auto accident, including:
- Head trauma, such as concussion
- Internal organ damage or internal bleeding
- Spinal cord pain
Head trauma is especially dangerous because continued swelling or bleeding of the brain can cause permanent damage. Even if you are not showing signs of head trauma, it may be a good idea to have someone wake you every couple of hours after an accident to make sure you are lucid.
Delayed-symptom injuries can be just as dangerous—if not more so—than injuries that appear right away. If you have suffered from delayed-symptom injuries after a car accident, you should contact a qualified Iowa delayed crash symptom attorney from LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 today for a free legal consultation.