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Why it’s important to get medical attention after a car accident

On Behalf of | Feb 23, 2023 | Car Accidents |

If you’ve been in a car accident in Maryland, it’s imperative that you seek medical attention because there are a number of injuries that you could have that might not be evident right away. Car injuries can take several hours or even days to become apparent, or you might have an injury that could be fatal if you don’t receive the care that you need.

Top car accident injuries that can go undetected

When you’re in a car accident, it’s possible for you to experience a concussion, which could be serious, especially if you’ve already suffered one or more concussions. Some other common brain injury symptoms include tinnitus, confusion, nausea, headache, dizziness and fatigue.

You might also experience a neck injury, such as whiplash, which can cause soft tissue damage that isn’t immediately painful but will become so within a couple of days. Likewise, back injuries aren’t always immediately apparent, but if left untreated, they can become worse and even slowly cause nerve death or paralysis.

Finally, you might have internal damage from all of the jostling on your body. Internal bleeding is a possibility that you shouldn’t ignore.

Bones you can break in a car accident

Broken bones are among the most common car accident injuries. Some of the most common bones that you could break include the collarbone, ribs and wrist. Soft tissue injuries on the legs, arms and torso are also common.

If you’re ever in a car accident and aren’t sure if you were hurt, it’s a good idea to go to the hospital just in case. Especially if you have a head injury, you might be confused, and all of the adrenaline can mask any pain that you might have that could alert you to a potential injury.