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What Are the Most Common Non-Immediate Symptoms of a Car Accident You Should Know About?

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

When you suffer an accident, injuries can be seen with the naked eye and immediately, which are essential to treat as soon as possible. But you can also suffer injuries that do not show symptoms until hours or even days after the accident.

Why? Several reasons may explain the delay in its onset, including releasing stress hormones during the accident, which can temporarily mask pain and symptoms and emotional shock. Therefore, it is important to know how to recognize them and be very attentive to the symptoms to seek appropriate medical attention if they occur. Below, we will explore some of them:

Symptoms after a car accident

Whiplash: A very common injury in car accidents involves a sudden movement of the head back and forth. This causes pain and stiffness in the neck and upper back.

Headache and Dizziness: While they may not be serious, they can also result from a concussion, the stress and tension experienced during the accident, or even a neck injury.

Chest Pain: This can indicate an injury to the ribs or even the organs, so paying attention and getting a medical check-up is essential if these symptoms appear hours or days after an incident.

Changes in Behavior, Mood, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Every accident involves trauma; in some cases, it is physical, and in others it is also emotional.

Cognitive Problems: Due to a concussion, you may experience cognitive problems, such as difficulty concentrating, forgetfulness, confusion, and changes in behavior.

It is important to note that after an accident, not all people will suffer the same symptoms, and the injuries sustained by each person may vary. The essential thing is always to be alert to any change or discomfort to consult a doctor immediately.

If you have been injured in a car accident, please Contact our office to schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced Los Angeles car accident injury lawyer. You can trust J&Y to guide you through the process of getting the compensation that you deserve.

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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.