Discover the signs of delayed injury symptoms after an accident.

Delayed Common Symptoms After an Accident: How to Recognize Them?

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Individuals may display immediate symptoms such as fractures or scratches when involved in a car accident. However, some injuries may manifest over time, making it crucial to recognize symptoms and seek medical attention if necessary.

Neck and Back Pain

This indicates possible soft tissue injuries, such as whiplash, which may take days to manifest.


After the adrenaline from the accident wears off, headaches may arise, indicating a possible concussion, a severe injury that should be addressed immediately upon discovery.

Neurological Issues

Any unusual symptom is a reason to visit a doctor after an accident, mainly if it includes neurological problems such as dizziness, disorientation, memory issues, and concentration problems.

Emotional Problems

Do not underestimate an accident’s emotional impact; these symptoms often manifest over time. Anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and other issues should be taken seriously.

Sensory Difficulties

Changes in vision, hearing, or tactile sensations may indicate non-immediate injuries.

Abdominal Problems

Some internal injuries may not be visible, and persistent abdominal pain after a few days could indicate organs affected by the accident.

Numbness or Tingling

Sensations in different body parts may signal nerve damage or spinal injuries.

Remember, your well-being is always paramount, and visiting a doctor is essential after a car accident to undergo a check-up and detect potential problems triggered by the incident.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.