Many accident victims often leave a crash stating no injuries or end up reporting auto accident injuries 2-3 days after the incident. Often, due to a variety of reasons after being in automobile accidents, people do not immediately notice the physical damages.
When you go through a traumatic event, such as a motor vehicle accident, your body secretes adrenaline which means you may feel increased energy and, possibly, a lack of pain. Just because you don't feel a bodily injury immediately after an automobile accident does not necessarily mean you are fine. Once the release of the chemicals secreted by the body subsides, the pain from any serious injury may start to set in.
Be Aware of Severe Injuries After a Car Accident
Unfortunately, many car and truck accidents result in catastrophic injuries which cause, most of the time in various forms, permanent damage like disabilities or disfigurement or even death (fatal injury). Regardless if car accident victims make a full recovery or not, these situations involve months of intensive medical treatment and huge medical bills. Experiencing such trauma and undergoing several surgeries also means that individuals involved in a car crash are unable to work, which makes their financial problem even more critical.
An insurance adjuster is supposed to investigate to cover most of the expenses, but insurance companies want to settle injury claims as quickly as possible to pay less money. This is why it is very important to contact an injury attorney to make sure your severe injuries are correctly evaluated and to help you get your fair compensation.
Serious injuries require experienced legal representation and include a wide range of physical trauma and we will address some of them below.
- Head and brain injuries
Your brain is well-protected by your skull and the fluid inside of it. However, if you strike your head, your brain may strike the inside of your skull with great force. The symptoms of a concussion are often very similar to that of more serious brain injuries. Traumatic brain injuries can be quickly diagnosed or can be discovered in time when symptoms like memory problems or mood issues start to appear. These injuries demand prompt diagnosis and treatment to minimize the damages and avoid worse scenarios.
- Amputations and fractures
It's not uncommon that as a result of being in a car accident, victims may have their hands, feet, or other body parts amputated. Living with prosthetic limbs or worse, without a particular body part is not an easy life situation to adapt to. Moreover, serious fractures can lead to the replacement of body parts with expensive metallic implants.
This type of physical trauma can cause loss of sensory perception, extensive scarring, and even disfigurement. Burns are classified into various groups, depending on how extensive the affected area of the body is. They are quite common in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, or accidents involving rollovers as fuels can ignite and burn the body of the people trapped inside the vehicle.
Have Your Case Evaluated by Our Experienced Miami Accident Attorney
After a car accident, you should always seek medical attention immediately even if you feel fine. Your doctor will be able to tell you if you have sustained any serious injuries in a motor vehicle accident. A doctor can also give you advice on the red flags to watch out for and symptoms of potential soft tissue injuries, head injuries, or any other types of injuries.
If you have been severely injured in an accident due to the actions of a negligent driver, our auto accident attorney will help you get maximum compensation and find financial stability. Sean M. Cleary is an experienced attorney that has represented clients in many vehicle accident cases that involved catastrophic injuries.
His focus on auto accident injury has made him successful in helping injury victims recover compensation for medical bills, any other economic damages, or punitive damages. Contact us today to schedule your free, no-obligation initial consultation with our top-rated Miami car accident lawyer.