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3 Personal Injury Symptoms That Are Often Delayed November 19, 2019

3 Personal Injury Symptoms That Are Often Delayed, Colerain, Ohio

Walking away from an auto crash with no noticeable injuries brings about a sigh of relief. Unfortunately, the accompanying adrenaline of such a traumatic incident can mask certain types of personal injuries, creating a delay of identification and diagnosis. In some instances, victims don't even make a connection between the developing problem and the accident. If you're involved in a collision, here are three issues to watch out for. 

What Personal Injury Symptoms Show Up Later?

1. Whiplash

A common result of rear-end accidents, whiplash is a term used for sprained necks resulting from a rapid jerking movement. Symptoms like pain, limited neck movement, and numbness usually occur within the first 24 to 48 hours after an accident.

In many cases, the neck injury heals within a few weeks with proper care; however, there is a risk of long-term damage, including chronic pain. 


personal injuryPost-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the brain's response to a traumatic experience, whether witnessed or with direct involvement. From avoidance to panic attacks, the mental health problem usually develops slowly after an incident and may become worse as time passes.

PTSD can have a significant impact on a person's life, such as job loss as a result of being unable to drive without severe reactions. Thankfully, the issue is treatable with therapy and medication, but the long-term treatment costs can create a financial burden. 

3. Concussion

Whether a result of a direct impact or sudden jolt, a concussion is a potentially serious brain injury that impacts the organ's ability to function correctly. Physically, dilated eyes are a top indicator, but some of the most common symptoms of this personal injury are related to cognitive function.

Consequences such as memory problems, personality changes, and depression often don't arise for hours or even days after the incident occurs, which makes an initial diagnosis challenging.


Suffering from a personal injury in the aftermath of a car accident? Fight for your future with the help of Gregory S. Young Co., L.P.A. in Cincinnati, OH. Since 1958, the law firm has served victims of negligence across Kentucky and Ohio. Learn more about their areas of expertise online and schedule a free consultation today by calling (513) 721-1077.

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