Auto Accident Injuries with Delayed Symptoms

Reynolds and Reynolds Law Firm
auto accident lawyer near meNearly 3 million Americans are injured in car accidents every year. These injuries can be devastating, leading to paralysis, traumatic brain injury, or another life-altering condition. Other times, victims can walk away from accidents, seemingly uninjured. However, car accidents are notorious for causing what is called a delayed injury. 

What Are Delayed Injuries?


Due to the massive adrenaline dump that occurs when someone is involved in an auto accident, drivers often do not feel or know they are injured until the adrenaline wears off. These injuries that do not make themselves known at the time of the accident are known as delayed injuries. Reynolds & Reynolds has been fighting for car accident victims for decades, so we can tell you that even if they are not immediately apparent, delayed injuries can be severe. Here are a few of the delayed injuries that we see most often.


Common Delayed Auto Accident Injuries


  • Whiplash – Whiplash is by far one of the most common auto accident injuries. It occurs when the sudden impact of the accident strains the tendons in the shoulders and neck. Usually, the accident’s adrenaline dump covers up the initial pain, but neck pain may occur in the hours after the accident. The most common symptoms of whiplash are shoulder or neck pain, headaches, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, and trouble sleeping.
  • Internal Bleeding – While internal bleeding is a severe injury, it can go undetected for a while. Be on the lookout for abdominal pain and large, dark bruises. Internal bleeding will lead to life-threatening blood loss if it is not detected early enough.  
  • Back/Spinal Injuries – Like whiplash, the symptoms of back injuries are often covered up by adrenaline. One of the most common back injuries sustained in an auto accident are herniated disks. Severe back pain and pain or numbness in your arms or legs are generally the tell-tale signs of a herniated disk. 
  • Concussions – Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to hit your head on something to suffer a concussion. A concussion occurs when your brain is jolted forcefully enough to strike the inside of your skull. Most people think a concussion did not cause their headaches, dizziness, or nausea if they did not hit their head on something. Like whiplash, a concussion can occur when your car suddenly stops, even if you do not directly hit your head on something. 
  • Blood Clots – When people think of car crash injuries, blood clots are often not the first ones that come to mind. However, the trauma that comes with auto accidents can indirectly cause blood clots to form. More often than not, blood clots are not serious; however, clots in the heart or brain can be deadly.


Car Accident Lawyers in Frisco, TX

The Law Offices of Reynolds and Reynolds have been helping car accident victims get the compensation they deserve for decades. Just because your injuries are not immediately apparent does not mean that you do not need compensation for your physical, emotional, or financial trauma. As your dedicated legal team, we would fight for maximum recovery after an auto accident. Find us on social media to learn more about our services, or contact us at our Frisco personal injury office today for your free consultation. There will be no attorneys’ fees unless we obtain financial compensation for you.