3 Delayed Car Accident Injuries You May Be Suffering From

by Matthew Willens on May. 18, 2016

Accident & Injury Accident & Injury  Car Accident Accident & Injury  Personal Injury 

Summary: Not all auto accident injuries are evident immediately following a crash. Some appear after days or even weeks.

Expensive medical bills and lost wages are often a consequence of delayed injuries after a car accident. If you have been involved in an accident your initial response may be to access the damage done to your vehicle and settle your claim as quickly as possible. However, settling an accident claim too quickly can cost you. Before accepting any settlement, speak with an experienced accident attorney! They can evaluate your case free of charge and offer you the best advice to protect your legal rights moving forward.

The following are 3 common delayed car accident injuries.




Whiplash is a very common delayed injury in Illinois car accident cases. Whiplash is a soft tissue injury cause by the overextension of the muscles, ligaments, and tendons that support it. One estimate claims that around three million people suffer whiplash each year. Common symptoms are:





  • headaches
  • dizziness
  • muscle spasms
  • weakness
  • stiffness
  • mobility problems






Concussions are often the result of a victims head  hitting a hard surface, such as the steering wheel. Concussions are common in rear-end collisions. Symptoms may include:





  • headaches
  • vomiting
  • vision problems
  • memory loss
  • irritability
  • sleep problems
  • depression
  • loss of balance or coordination





Emotional Trauma

Unlike whiplash or a concussion, emotional trauma is often difficult to diagnose because it can appear slowly over a period of time following an accident. A traumatic event can trigger an extreme emotional reaction, leading to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. You may be suffering from PTSD if you have experienced the following after a traumatic accident or event:





  • anxiety
  • insomnia
  • depression
  • flashbacks


If you are suffering from car injuries in Illinois it is important that you have a thorough medical exam immediately. Remember that even minor discomfort or pain can be an indication of serious internal damage. A medical professional can then diagnose any internal damage, preserving evidence of your condition.

The next step is to contact an experienced attorney. If you have been injured in a Chicago auto accident, contact Willens Law Offices as soon as possible. We are an awarded Willens Law personal injury firm has been voted "Best of the Best" by the Illinois legal community. Call (312) 957-4166 today to schedule a free and private consultation.



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