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Delayed symptoms after a car accident

It is very common for people to not feel injuries immediately after a car accident. Many people in California do not feel the total effects of a crash until the days after. Such delayed symptoms could spell trouble for any insurance claims if a person jumps too soon to accept a settlement or agree to not get insurance companies involved.

According to Arrowhead Clinic, the reason why injuries may not be felt right after a car accident is because of the flow of adrenaline and other chemicals through the body that block pain and create extreme energy. People are advised to monitor their health following an accident to watch for any signs of symptoms. Such signs could include pain in any part of the body, numbness, dizziness, trouble thinking, headaches, blurry vision and trouble sleeping.

Patch notes what may seem like a minor accident could be much more serious once a person begins to experience the symptoms of injuries that were not immediate apparent. Even serious injuries may not show signs until days later. Any symptoms that a person experiences should be checked out by a medical professional. Delaying medical care further could lead to serious health issues.

The two most common injuries that may have delayed symptoms are concussions and whiplash. Both can be quite serious if left untreated. Concussions may cause headaches, dizziness and mental confusion. Whiplash often causes pain or stiffness in the neck.

If a person signs an insurance settlement before experiencing any delayed symptoms, it could be impossible to recover the medical costs associated with the injury. That is why it is advised to wait a few days to ensure there are no delayed symptoms.

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