You’ve had the misfortune of being in a road traffic collision. The crash was caused by another party’s negligence. There are no immediate signs of injury at the time.
Does this mean that you should just move on and forget about the incident? In short, the answer is no. It is in your best interests to gather relevant information and file a report about the crash, as your injuries may not present themselves until days or even weeks later.
Outlined below are some of the more common delayed injury symptoms.
It’s been a few days since the accident now, and you’ve started to develop headaches. Perhaps you think they cannot be related to the accident because you didn’t have them in the immediate aftermath of the collision? You may have developed a concussion or blood clot that stemmed from head trauma during the impact. Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) like this have the potential to be life-threatening if left untreated. If you’ve hit your head, it’s vital to get yourself checked over thoroughly in a medical institution.
You don’t have pain as such after the incident, but a few days later, you develop a numbness that travels all the way down your arm. This is preventing you from functioning each day. Pain isn’t the only symptom of a severe injury, numbness or tingling sensations also indicate that something might be amiss. You could have injured your spine, which could result in serious complications if left untreated.
Even if you feel fine after a collision, this doesn’t mean that you haven’t sustained an injury. Delayed injuries can be just as serious as injuries that present themselves immediately. If someone else’s negligence on the roads has caused you to suffer, you may be able to lodge a claim for legal compensation.