In reality, no motor vehicle accident is a minor one. And no injury from a motor vehicle accident is a minor one, either. Some of those minor injuries evolve into ailments that may require emergency surgery.
Some injuries do not surface immediately because they have delayed symptoms. In essence, it is a hidden injury. The pain and discomfort may be only slight at first or even dormant. But those symptoms – a worsening headache, a bruised torso and nausea – may surface hours, days or even months after the initial collision.
Delayed symptoms mean delaying medical treatment. You may have sustained a significant injury and do not even realize it. In extreme cases, delayed treatment may lead to debilitating injuries and even death.
Here are some of the more common delayed injury symptoms victims may experience after a motor vehicle accident:
Any of these symptoms are warning signs that your health may be in danger.
You want to wake up in the morning, so please do not ignore even the slightest injury after a motor vehicle collision. That numbness in your leg or worsening headache may lead you to undergo life-saving medical procedures.