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5 Signs You May Be Injured After a Car Accident

After a car accident, some injuries are not obvious. Your emotions and your adrenaline can hide symptoms of serious injuries. If you are experiencing any of the following issues, you should see a doctor right away.

1. Headaches

A car crash happens quickly. In many cases, you hit your head or jerk your body forward hard enough to cause a concussion. The symptoms might not appear quickly or intensely, but if you develop headaches over time, it could be a sign of more serious issues.

2. Neck Pain

“Whiplash” is the name for an injury that comes from a sudden jerk of your neck. After a car crash, neck pain from whiplash may take a few days to appear. Like the headaches of a concussion, pain that worsens after an accident is a sign of potential danger.

3. Back Pain

Your back can get jostled by the sudden movement in a crash as well. It is not unusual for you to injure a disc or have the crash create a misalignment for you. These injuries do not improve without care, so ignoring it will only lead to more issues down the road.

4. Stomach Pain

A stomach ache can suggest internal bruising or bleeding after a crash. You can’t see these injuries, and they can feel like indigestion or something else entirely normal. If you have unexplained stomach pain after your accident, you need to check and make sure it isn’t something serious.

5. Mental Distress

A car crash can create serious mental and emotional trauma for you. Sometimes it sets in days or even weeks later, and you don’t immediately connect it to the accident. When your emotions start to feel out of control, don’t assume you will just get over it. Car accidents can create injuries that sneak upon you slowly. For that reason, you should always see a doctor after your accident, even if you feel fine at the time. If you have been injured, you have a right to compensation. Contact Eisenberg Law Offices online or at (608)256-8356 to learn how we can help.