Many times, car accident victims do not initially realize the extent of their injuries. Perhaps they were able to leave the scene of an auto accident on their own, without the assistance of medical help. It is important to accident victims to realize that many injuries (such as whiplash and other neck injuries) do not immediately show up. It is best to keep an eye out for later-symptoms and to seek medical attention as soon as these symptoms arise.
In other cases, apparent injuries can lead to more serious damages. For example, an individual who initially has only a physical injury (i.e. injury to a wrist, leg, neck, back, etc…) can later on develop more serious problems, resulting from the initial injury. If you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms like this after being involved in a car accident in Woodland Hills, reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney. You may be able to recover financial compensation for the injuries resulting from the accident.
Were you or a loved one injured in a car accident only to experience later symptoms that further aggravated your injury? If yes, you are not alone. Examples of more serious injuries resulting from an initial injury in a car accident include:
● Aggravation of High Blood Pressure – caused by anxiety, stress or depression associated with a physical injury
● Aggravation of Diabetes – insulin levels can be affected by trauma, including the trauma of a car accident or a later surgery resulting from the accident
● Sleep Issues – sleep disturbance, in different forms, can be caused by many factors, including stress, the effects of medicine(s), and pain
● Serious Dental Damage – Anxiety, neck / head injuries, and the extended use of certain medications can potentially lead to clenching/grinding your teeth while sleeping, TMJ, and other dental issues. What’s more, certain medications can create a condition known as “dry mouth” which can ultimately lead to decay and deterioration, loss of teeth, etc….
The above list is not exhaustive and does not include the potential damage to an individual’s liver, kidneys, stomach or heart that can be caused by some of the above conditions, not to mention the damage caused by chronic prescription medication use.
If you are a friend or family member of an individual who has sustained a auto accident injury, pay attention to changes you see or that the injured person talks about. These changes may be connected to their initial injuries and/or the consequences of treatment received as a result of those original injuries and you/your injured loved one may be able to recover financial compensation for the injuries.
For more information on how to file a claim after being injured in a Woodland Hills car accident, contact personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg today.