Recovering after a car accident can be a lengthy process. Because no two crashes are the same, the injuries of each person involved also vary. As a result, it is difficult to identify what a so-called “normal” recovery is and how long it will take.
The injuries a person suffers in a car accident depend on many different factors such as the victim’s age, position in the vehicle and whether they used a seatbelt. Any pre-existing health conditions, such as back problems, also have some bearing on the severity of injuries.
Cuts, scrapes, bruises and other minor wounds typically heal in a few weeks. While injuries like broken bones and whiplash are likely to be painful, a complete recovery can be expected with proper medical attention. Other more serious internal injuries can take months or even longer to heal.
It can be difficult to fully determine the severity of your injuries immediately after an accident as not all of ailments have visible symptoms. Additionally, adrenaline in the aftermath of a crash can mask pain and lead you into believing you are fine.
Be sure to seek medical attention as soon as possible after the car accident. Not only will you have a better chance of a speedy recovery, but it will also support your personal injury claim if you decide to file one later.
If a severe injury is left untreated, car accident victims are at risk of suffering lifelong consequences. A specialist can thoroughly evaluate you for any unseen injuries. The important thing to be aware of is any symptoms that may indicate something more serious, such as head trauma.
No matter the types of injuries you suffered in a car accident, you will likely have medical bills and other losses that may result from taking time off work for recovery. At Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, our personal injury lawyers can help you pursue a claim for compensation against those responsible for your injuries. Contact us today to learn more.