Posted On December 7, 2020 Auto Injury
Those who have been involved in a car accident know that the recovery process can be lengthy. However, every accident is different, and it can be difficult to know which pains are “normal” after an accident and which symptoms may be a sign of something more serious.
Minor injuries, such as scrapes and bruises, will heal within a week or two, but more serious injuries are a different story. In fact, it is common for car accident victims to suffer lifelong symptoms as a result of the accident, especially if they do not receive prompt medical care.
At the law firm of Console & Associates, our dedicated team of New Jersey car accident attorneys is here to help you through the recovery process. With more than 25 years of experience handling thousands of cases, we know where you can obtain the best medical care and how to effectively help you recover the compensation you deserve.
In the moments immediately following an accident, pain is pain, and it will be difficult – if not impossible – to assess the severity of an injury. Of course, you may know if you’ve broken a bone or experienced a deep cut. However, not all injuries exhibit visible symptoms. The most important thing is to visit a doctor as soon as possible after the accident.
There are a few types of pain that you may experience after a serious car accident. These include:
Of course, the type of pain you are experiencing may not necessarily have a significant bearing on the seriousness of your injuries. Some injuries, such as those affecting the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and other soft tissues, can take months to heal, if they heal at all. However, the prognosis is typically much better for those who seek out medical treatment right away.
While everyone experiences pain, people tend to interpret and feel pain differently. Certain factors can affect the amount of pain an accident victim feels and the duration of that pain. For example, the following factors can all play a role:
Regardless of the type of injuries you suffered in the accident, you will likely miss some amount of work and accrue significant medical expenses. At Console & Associates, we can help you pursue a claim for financial compensation against the at-fault drivers responsible for your injuries.
If you have recently been involved in a car accident, it’s natural to have questions about what you should be doing. At Console & Associates, we’re here to help, even if you don’t end up needing a lawyer.
You can’t know the seriousness of your injuries until you visit the doctor. Often, serious head, neck, and back injuries do not exhibit visible signs. Initially, they may not even cause you pain. Additionally, soft tissue injuries may take a very long time to heal without proper medical care. Of course, if left untreated, these injuries can worsen.
Often, accident victims feel the need to rush back to their daily routine, whether working out of the home, raising children, or caring for another family member. However, without adequate rest, even minor injuries can take a very long time to heal.
If you are still experiencing pain after undergoing an initial medical examination and taking it easy, give a lawyer a call. Even if you don’t know who caused the accident or how serious your injuries are, an attorney can help explain the recovery process to you so that you can make an educated decision about how to proceed.
If you have recently been injured in a car accident and have questions about the physical or financial recovery process, give us a call. We have been helping accident victims for over two decades, so we have plenty of experience to draw from when answering your questions and educating you about your options.
We understand that life after a major car accident is stressful. You probably have a lot on your mind, so we strive to make the process as easy on you as possible. To learn more, you can reach us at 866-778-5500 or through our online form.