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Delayed Injuries and Symptoms After a Texas Car Wreck: What to Look for and What to Do Next

Glen Larson Law Injury Attorneys know the body’s instant response to the impact of a Texas car wreck usually includes a burst of adrenaline that can mask the pain, leading the injured person to believe he or she is not hurt at all.

Later, the lingering effects of the crash may include headaches or soreness that many injury victims brush off as “normal” after being involved in an accident. Many ignore their symptoms, thinking they will disappear in a few days. Unfortunately, the symptoms often get worse.

Delayed Injuries

Prompt medical care is essential for effectively treating injuries and preventing complications after vehicle accidents. Delaying treatment can prolong the recovery process and may result in more invasive or costly treatments being necessary later.

In addition, waiting to seek medical care after a car crash can have severe consequences for any potential legal claims. Following is what you need to know in Texas.

Delayed Symptoms Can Indicate Severe Car Accidents Injuries

Car accidents, including high-speed crashes or low-speed rear-end collisions, can cause delayed pain, soreness, and stiffness that seem familiar enough for most people to ignore.

However, some post-crash symptoms should be taken very seriously, as they could signal a much more severe injury.

These symptoms include:

  • Abdominal swelling or pain.
  • Back or neck pain.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Ongoing headaches.
  • Tingling or loss of sensation in your extremities.

These symptoms may indicate you have suffered a severe injury that may include:

  • Concussion or traumatic brain injury.
  • Internal bleeding.
  • Neck or spine injuries.
  • Sprains or strains.
  • Torn ligaments and tendons.
  • Whiplash or other soft tissue damage.

Anyone who is injured in a vehicle collision in Texas must seek medical care immediately after leaving the scene of a crash. Prompt medical care is essential for effectively treating injuries and preventing complications.

In addition, delaying medical care can make it more difficult to prove that your injuries were caused by the accident, as the other party may argue that your injuries were unrelated or were caused by something else that occurred after the crash. Do not give the at-fault party’s insurance company any reason to cite treatment delays as a clear sign that you were not injured.

Contact Our Accident and Injury Attorneys Today

Once you have sought medical care, call our skilled Texas accident and injury attorneys at (512) 883-0277 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation. We pursue dedicated, driven results for our clients, and there is never a charge to talk to an attorney.

We stand ready to help you.

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