If you have been involved in an accident, you may brush it off if the injuries are not severe in the aftermath. However, symptoms and side effects from injuries sustained from a vehicle crash, a slip or fall, or other accident might not present themselves until days or weeks after the incident. More troubling, complications from the injury can last for months or even years after the accident.

Some people who have been involved in an accident choose to not seek immediate medical intervention. It is often these people who find themselves feeling unwell later on, and do not realize it is from injuries sustained in the accident. Here are just a few common lasting affects that can accompany an accident injury.

Chronic Pain
For most people with injuries due to an accident, pain is not the first thing they feel immediately following the incident. Our bodies are built to release endorphins during stressful times, and these endorphins can block our pain receptors. This means that when you are involved in a fall at work, for example, you may not feel pain in your back until later that night or even the next day.  Unfortunately, this can develop into long-term chronic pain that lasts long after the initial injury.  Especially in these scenarios, you will need the assistance of a personal injury attorney.

Headaches
Headaches commonly occur as an injury following a traumatic incident.  Migraines and tension headaches are especially common for those involved in the aftermath of a vehicle crash or a fall.

Memory Problems
Believe it or not, feeling “foggy” or forgetful can often be traced back to an accident. This is a symptom of Traumatic Brain Injury, common with accidents involving head injury. Concussions can be considered a Traumatic Brain Injury and should be taken seriously during the immediate aftermath of the accident.

Anxiety or Depression
Side effects from injuries sustained during accidents are not just physical ones. Mental health takes a beating when someone is involved in an accident; people can feel more anxious or depressed, and even display symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

If you have been involved in a vehicle crash or other incident and you are experiencing physical or mental health complications, give us a call. The team at O’Brien Law has been working for decades assuring clients get the treatment and compensation they need to return to living with a high quality of life. Contact usto set up your free consultation today.