Not all injuries produce symptoms that show up within the first few days, following the accident. By the same token, some symptoms seem relatively minor or unimportant, and, therefore, go unnoticed.
The effect of the force produced when two vehicles collide
The impact creates that force. The human body responds to the sensation of that impact by producing adrenaline and endorphins. As those chemicals circulate in the system, the body ceases to feel any sense of pain. That is one aspect of the fight or flight choice, the one that gets associated with a threat or an emergency.
Car accidents often affect the joints of the car’s occupants.
• An injury to a joint does harm to soft tissues.
• Pain and swelling of the joint might not develop for a period of days or weeks.
• Moreover, a joint injury does not show up in an x-ray.
Sometimes the impact causes the brain to hit the side of the skull.
The effect on the brain might to unnoticed. That effect could lead to any symptom from a range of symptoms:
• Trouble learning new information
• Lack of energy
• Trouble concentrating
• Abnormal sleeping patterns
• Cloudy thought process
• Blurry vision
The affected victim would not be expected to demonstrate all of those symptoms at the same time. Personal Injury Lawyer in Richmond Hill is aware that different victims would suffer each of the symptoms in a unique fashion. Some symptoms, like trouble learning new information, might not get noticed in an adult. Still, parents of a child that had been involved in an accident ought to watch for such a signal.
If there was some infection in the area of the shaken brain, then that could work to trigger the development of other slow-appearing symptoms. Some might appear more than one year after the accident. That is why anyone that has been in a vehicle that felt the impact of another vehicle should visit a physician just as soon as possible.
It could be that the pain caused by the infection might disappear, after the body’s blood vessels have filled with adrenaline and endorphins. Still, the disappearance of that pain should not be used as an excuse for neglecting the need to see a doctor.
Services provided by a treating physician
Your doctor will offer help with the act of monitoring the various symptoms. Acquaints patient with the “red flags,” the signs that something is wrong. Patients alerted to “red flags” are more apt to notice them.
Keeps patient posted on the approach to, or arrival at, the point of maximum medical improvement (MMI). Until that point in time the patient/claimant should not consider settling with the responsible party. Keeps record of the methods used for treating the patient’s injuries, along with the length of treatment.