Handling a Delayed Injury Following an Accident
In the minutes, hours and days following a car accident our bodies can react differently. The degree of injury depends on a multitude of variables such as; the circumstances of the accident, your pre-existing health, pain tolerance, etc. For some, injuries present themselves immediately and require emergency care. However for many individuals, injuries may be delayed and thus not present themselves for days, weeks or even months! The importance of recognizing the symptoms and seeking care can be the effect the chance for a full recovery and fair compensation.
Delayed injuries resulting from vehicle accidents can present in many forms. Here are some common injuries that may present as delayed symptoms following a car accident:
- Muscle and tissue damage
- Back pain
- Cardiovascular trauma
- Neck injuries
- Nerve pain
- Head trauma
- Internal bleeding
The Road to Recovery for an Accident Victim Can be Unbearable
For those that experience immediate injury following a car accident, legal claims are almost undeniable. For victims that experience a delayed injury, healthcare and insurance professionals may be quick to dismiss the claim. Self awareness can be your greatest asset following an accident. By being aware of a subtle injury can make a huge difference.
For an accident victim that suffers a delayed injury, the statute of limitations in Ohio is 2 years from the discovery of the injury. This protects accident victims and extends the window in situations where an injury is not immediately diagnosed. For minors, the window extends to 2 years past the victims’ 18th birthday.
Whether your accident occurred one day ago or one year ago, it is critical that you contact me immediately.