After a car accident in Florida, you may experience abdominal pain, back pain, bruising, as well as headaches that might be due to a concussion. In addition, you may also experience confusion, numbness in your extremities, and neck pain, possibly from whiplash. Further, the force of an automobile accident—and the nature of how the human body absorbs the impact—can result in injuries you might not be aware of at the time of the accident.
That’s why it’s so important after an accident to immediately seek medical attention—even if you were able to walk away from the accident. Next, engaging a Florida car accident attorney at Kogan & DiSalvo is important because a skilled lawyer can fight for your rights. This includes gathering essential evidence, communicating with the insurance companies, and ensuring your legal claim is filed within the time allowed by law. We share your goal of holding the negligent party accountable and obtaining a monetary recovery to enable you to get on with your life. Call us for a free consultation to learn more.
Car Accidents Can Be Traumatic to the Human Body
A car accident is a traumatic experience for the human body. You might walk away from the scene believing you are fine. However, as the days go by, you might begin to notice symptoms of injuries from the accident—headaches, back, and neck pain, or periods of confusion. This is not unusual because, during an accident, you experience a rush of adrenaline–a hormone that helps you react quickly to extreme stress. The adrenaline surge helped you maneuver the vehicle and rescue yourself or others. It takes a while for it to wear off.
So, it’s so important to see a doctor. Although you might think you didn’t sustain any injuries, you could have a concussion, whiplash, or even a blood clot.
What Should I Do After A Car Accident in Florida?
Call 911 and seek medical attention. As noted above, being able to walk away from the accident doesn’t mean you are unharmed. Many internal injuries are possible. They include the following:
- Spine injury
- Muscle injury
- Internal bleeding
- Joints, tendons injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Neck injury (Whiplash)
- Nerve and tissue damage
- Emotional trauma (PTSD)
It’s essential to be aware of any symptoms you may exhibit and not dismiss them–because they may require immediate medical attention.
How Do I Know If I Have a Serious Injury After a Car Accident?
Post-accident symptoms and underlying injuries include:
- Tinnitus (concussion)
- Chest pain (broken ribs)
- Abdominal pain (internal injuries)
- Nausea (internal bleeding/brain injury)
- Numbness and tingling (nerve damage)
- Sleepiness (concussion/traumatic brain injury)
- Blurred vision (PTSD/whiplash/traumatic brain injury)
- Memory, focus, slurred speech (traumatic brain injury)
- Headaches (traumatic brain injury/neck injury/spine injury)
- Long-term bruising and tenderness (internal bleeding/organ damage)
It can take days or even weeks for signs of a catastrophic injury to appear. For example, a concussion or internal bleeding can go undetected because they don’t immediately cause pain. However, that doesn’t lessen their seriousness.
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When symptoms of serious injuries appear, don’t delay in seeking medical treatment. Delay serves no medical or legal purpose. You can address your health concerns and pursue your legal rights. It’s crucial to meet Florida’s PIP deadline for filing a claim, which is 14 days from the day of the accident. You may have additional legal rights regarding the accident. Your time to bring a legal claim is limited by Florida law.
You need a strong advocate from a full-service law firm that takes cases on a contingency basis. You can depend on our team at Kogan & DiSalvo. With our guidance, you can be confident that your rights will be fully protected. Call today for a free consultation to discuss your accident and injury claim.