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Late-Appearing Serious Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

By Joseph Low on November 5, 2013

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As one of the leading causes of injuries and deaths in the U.S., vehicle accidents are serious events that leave behind wide-reaching consequences, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Even minor collisions can result in severe injuries that may interrupt a person’s life for months or years. With the help of an accomplished car crash lawyer, accident victims can recover financial compensation for the injuries that resulted from another person’s negligence or wrong doing. Call Joseph H. Low IV (888) 454-5569 to discuss the circumstances of your accident if you believe you are entitled to compensation.

Often immediately after a car accident, victims can be so disoriented or overwhelmed that the physical or psychological injuries may not be apparent until hours or even days later. It is important to understand and identify such common, late-appearing injuries in order to seek full and fair compensation for your losses.

Brain injuries can vary widely because the brain is the central hub for all activity within a body. Even a slight bump against the steering wheel or window in a car crash can affect how well the brain functions. Motorists and passengers can also suffer a brain injury from sudden shaking or whiplash that causes the brain to hit the inside of the skull.

Soft tissue injuries can take a period of time to develop, such as headaches, muscle spasms, stiffness, bruising, and weakness. These injuries can occur from whiplash and most often affect the neck and shoulders.

Psychological damage can develop and linger long after a crash has happened. The victim may suffer from stress, insomnia, or even post-traumatic stress disorder that can negatively impact a person’s daily life. Even if a motorist does not suffer physical injuries, he or she can struggle to overcome psychological trauma.

The at-fault party and his or her insurance company will fight every step of the way to avoid having to pay car accident victims the compensation they deserve because the costs are often significant. The responsible party will also be held accountable for property damage to the vehicle involved in the crash, as well as the amount of lost wages or pain and suffering.

With an aggressive personal injury lawyer on your side, you can recover the compensation you deserve. To find out more about your legal rights and to discuss your case with our legal team, call The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV today for a consultation.

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