Delayed injuries can develop after a car accident

On Behalf of | Sep 27, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

There are many cars on the roads in New York every day. Drivers are usually focused on getting to their destination and what they may need to accomplish once they get there. They are not generally thinking about the fact that they could be in a car accident or what they may do if they are in one. However, every time people drive their vehicles there is a chance that people will be in a motor vehicle accident.

Even drivers that drive very safe, follow the rules of the road and avoid distractions can be involved in accidents. This is because people cannot control the other drivers on the road. Other drivers may drive too fast, run a red light or stop sign, take unnecessary risks and take other actions which make it impossible to avoid an accident. Unfortunately, these accidents can also cause significant injuries to the innocent driver, who may have done nothing wrong.

Some of the injuries people suffer are very apparent right after the accident. They may have significant lacerations, be unable to move or be in significant pain, which makes it obvious they are injured. However, some injuries take time to develop and people may not realize they suffered the injury until later on.

Common types of delayed injuries

After an accident people generally have a lot of adrenaline going through their bodies. Adrenaline can reduce pain temporarily. It can also increase blood flow throughout the body, which increases muscle strength and make injuries less noticeable right away.

There are a number of injuries which can develop later on or at least people notice them later on. People may develop headaches, begin to lose memory, have troubles concentrating, find it difficult to sleep, people may have back and neck injuries that take time to develop, may lose range of motion and have other injuries.

These injuries can result in additional medical bills and may force people to lose time at work. People in New York who have suffered injuries in motor vehicle accidents may be able to receive compensation for these injuries, but it is important that they do not accept deals too early because sometimes it can take months for the full extent of the injuries to appear. Experienced attorneys understand the importance of knowing all of the potential damages after an accident and may be useful resource.