18 Dec 2014

What if My Car Accident Injuries Take A While to Show Up

shutterstock_91821410_zps0047b38d_0Even seemingly minor car accidents have the potential to cause serious injury. In fact, if you leave the scene of an accident feeling a little more than shaken up, it’s still possible that more severe symptoms will appear down the road. If you’ve been injured in an accident, no matter how large or small, please contact the New York car accident attorneys at Weiser & Associates, or call (212) 213-3111 today to arrange your free consultation.

It’s possible for injuries to show up weeks, months, or even years after an accident. For example, whiplash and other soft tissue injuries might not present for a couple of days.

Symptoms of whiplash include

  • Stiffness in the arms and shoulders
  • Muscle spasms
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Headaches

Whiplash usually presents relatively soon after an accident. A concussion, on the other hand, might not be immediately evident, and in fact, concussion-related seizures can occur years after the incident. It’s not uncommon for victims of concussions to experience symptoms well after the initial trauma, and some concussions may initially mask as milder conditions.

Even if you feel okay after an accident, it’s important to have a thorough medical evaluation afterward so that potential complications can be identified and documented. And after you’ve been examined, retain the services of an experienced car accident attorney to ensure that your rights are represented.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Please contact Weiser & Associates today at (212) 213-3111 today to schedule a no-cost consultation with our New York car accident attorneys.