There are many delayed symptoms of car accident injuries that either become more obvious as time passes or would only be apparent to a trained medical professional. In some cases, these symptoms may take days or weeks to arise. It is important to have a doctor provide a full physical exam to determine and document any injuries you may have from the crash.
Some of the most severe car accident injuries involve delayed or hard-to-detect symptoms. For example, a concussion or brain injury can have delayed-onset symptoms like dizziness, blackouts, blurry vision, confusion, and sensory problems. As another example, back and spinal injuries can have wide-ranging impacts across the body that aren’t necessarily apparent immediately after an accident.