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Never ignore these post-collision symptoms

On Behalf of | Jan 13, 2022 | Car Accidents

Many California motorists place themselves and others at risk because they disregard traffic laws. While it’s logical to assume that the more cautious and alert you are behind the wheel, the less likelihood there is for a collision, it’s also true that you can’t control another driver’s behavior. 

You could be driving along on an uneventful trip to the store or daily commute to or from work when another vehicle suddenly collides with yours. The impact of the collision could cause serious injuries. It’s best to seek medical attention right away if you’ve been hit by another vehicle on the road. If symptoms develop in the days that follow, it’s a good idea to seek additional medical support.  

Blurred vision is a symptom that signifies severe injury 

If your head hits a hard surface inside your vehicle when another driver hits you, you might suffer a concussion. It’s also possible that you could wind up with a fractured skull or other traumatic brain injury. There are numerous symptoms that merit a return trip to an emergency room or your primary care physician. Blurred vision is one of them. 

Sagging arm or lack of mobility 

It’s not uncommon to feel sore for days, even weeks, after a collision. However, if your arm is sagging at the shoulder or you have elbow pain, etc., you might have suffered joint trauma or dislocation. Also, although being sore is typical after a crash, you should, for the most part, still be able to move.  

If you are having trouble moving an appendage or walking or turning your head left to right, there’s a possibility that you have a more severe injury than you initially thought at the time of the accident. Especially if you notice a bump or swelling near the sore area, something might be going on internally that a doctor will only be able to see if he or she orders an x-ray or MRI scan.  

Treatments for severe injuries 

If you have whiplash, a broken bone, a brain injury or some other severe condition, you might need surgery, pain medication injections, physical therapy or other post-accident support to help you achieve as full a recovery as possible.  

It’s understandable that, if another motorist’s negligence was the cause of your injuries, you would want to seek justice. Many recovering victims do this by filing personal injury claims in a civil court. If a judge or jury rules in a plaintiff’s favor, the court can order compensation, which you can then use to help offset expenses associated with the collision in question. 

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