Practically every minute of every day, someone in the U.S. is in an auto accident. That’s according to stats from the National Highway Traffic Association.
If you’re involved in an accident, one of the first things you should do is be seen by your doctor. Many car accident victims make the mistake of not seeing their doctor because they generally feel OK.
The truth of the matter, though, is that car accident injuries can take days, weeks, and even months to appear.
In this issue, the Alaska personal injury lawyers with Barber & Associates will talk more about car accident injuries that can take a while to reveal themselves, and the importance that a doctor’s office visit makes in a personal injury claim.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, we urge you to contact the Alaska personal injury lawyers with Barber & Associates. For a free consultation, call us at 907-276-5858 or send an email.
In medical and legal circles, injuries that take time to reveal themselves are known as “delayed onset injuries.”
Keep in mind that a car accident can be a stressful event. When this happens, adrenaline and endorphins kick in and can mask the appearance of injuries.
Injuries that are not identifiable by the naked eye or an X-ray are common. Good examples of these are concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Whiplash, which can result in swelling and limited muscle use, is another delayed onset injury.
Surprisingly, knee and shoulder injuries can mask themselves early on, but as the inflammation continues, the pain makes them unmistakable.
Psychological injuries, such as developing a fear of driving after a car accident, can be difficult to detect early on.
For one thing, your examination begins a track record of evidence. Even though you may not immediately feel any negative effects, your doctor will know what to look for in terms of injuries related to car accidents.
After seeing your doctor, it’s in your best interest to contact a personal injury lawyer to weigh your options.
Injuries that mask themselves early on can cause you to lose wages and eventually run up medical bills long after the accident has occurred.
Here at Barber & Associates, we’ve earned our reputation for aggressively fighting on behalf of Alaskans injured by others. We’ll fight on your behalf for justice and fair compensation so that you can concentrate completely on your recovery.
For a free consultation about your case, call us at 907-276-5858 or reach us via email.
Barber & Associates, LLC has recovered more than 45 Million Dollars in verdicts and settlements for Injured Alaskans.
Auto accidents can happen to anyone at any time, regardless of how defensive someone may be behind the wheel. If you or someone you love has been harmed in such an incident, you have legal rights and options that need to be explored.