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Common Signs of Delayed Injury from a Car Accident


A shocking data collection from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) shows there were 908 fatal motor vehicle related accidents on Illinois public roadways in 2017 alone. IDOT has updated their yearly data to show 782 fatal accidents as of October 2018. Just think, you or a loved one could have been one of those people adding to the car accident statistic due to another person’s reckless actions.


Common causes of car accidents include:

– Speeding and reckless driving – Distracted driving – Texting while driving – Tailgating – Red light violations


Depending on your car accident scenario, you may immediately notice injuries such as painful fractures, bloody lacerations, or heavy bruising. Emotional damage and medical bills add up and even when the damage doesn’t seem severe at first, car accidents can seriously impact your life. Sometimes, serious injuries don’t result in symptoms for hours or even weeks after your car accident. Delayed injuries from a car accident most often include damage to the victims neck, back and/or head.


The Most Common Signs of Delayed Injury from a Car Accident


1. Neck Pain

If you begin to experience pain or stiffness around your neck, schedule a meeting with your doctor. You may need X-rays or other imaging tests to diagnose your injuries. Delayed neck pain after a car accident could be a telling sign of whiplash.

2. Back Pain

Lower back pain can be a delayed side effect of herniated disks, muscle or ligament damage, sprains and even whiplash. There is many cases of numbness in the back due to spinal damage that needs a professional diagnosis.


3. Head Pain

Headaches may present as a mild annoyance at first, but headaches turn into migraines and those migraines may actually be disguising a concussion, blood clot, brain injury or more whiplash. Even if you don’t remember hitting your head during the car accident, the headache could be related to a delayed injury from a car crash and need diagnosing.


What can you do about it?

Car accidents have a different impact for everyone, and it is an attorney’s job to understand their client’s individual experience & needs. Insurance companies do not freely pay car accident injury claims. Laura Golub is a Personal Injury Attorney ready to fight to obtain the compensation you deserve to recover damages for you or a loved one’s expenses and losses.


Contact The Law Office of Attorney Laura Golub to schedule a consultation in the Chicagoland area. Meeting with attorney Laura Golub is possible as early as the day of the event!


Call (847) 808-9500 or email attorney@lauragolub.com to speak with Laura and file your claim ASAP.

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