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Common delayed onset accident injuries

| Apr 16, 2021 | Personal Injury

When most people think about injuries from an accident, they picture bloody wounds that are visible at the time of the incident. In reality, not all injuries from car accidents in Mississippi are visible or felt at the time they’re inflicted. In fact, there are various injuries that may not show symptoms until hours or even days after the accident happens.

Headaches

Any personal injury lawyer can attest that headaches are one of the most common delayed onset types of pain that an accident victim might experience. Headaches can be a symptom of brain injury, whiplash, neck injury, concussion or even a blood clot. It’s important for a victim to pay close attention to the location of the pain and its severity.

Back pain

Another common type of distress that accident victims experience hours or even days after the accident is back pain. Depending on the severity of the pain and any other symptoms associated with it, back pain can be the result of various types of injuries. Some of the most common include whiplash, herniated disc, sprain, soft tissue trauma and even pinched nerves. It will take a trained medical expert to determine the actual cause of the back pain.

Abdominal pain

When it comes to delayed pain, abdominal pain can be one of the most dangerous if left untreated. Abdominal pain typically is a result of soft tissue injuries or internal bleeding, and it is often noted alongside other symptoms like deep bruising. It may be also be accompanied by dizziness and headaches, and it’s important to seek medical attention right away.

While many injuries are visible at the scene of an accident, some are not. These delayed-onset injuries can range from mild to fatal. Unfortunately, proving these types of injuries exist days or even months after an accident can be difficult.