Delayed Back Pain From an Accident
Can the Back Pain You Experience From an Accident Be Delayed?
Imagine this, you get in a pretty brutal car accident and are surprised to find that you are feeling physically okay after the crash. It isn’t until a couple of hours later that you begin to feel excruciating back pain that worsens by the minute. How could this be if you felt fine just after the accident? This phenomenon is called delayed back pain and can be your body’s healing response to a multitude of possible injuries to your back and/or spinal cord.
However, insurance companies and/or opposing counsel might state that your delayed back pain experience is fabricated to get compensation out of them. How can you prove that your case of delayed back pain is real?
Below, we will break down delayed back pain for you to help you understand how this can affect your personal injury case and what you would need to do to show proof that you did, in fact, get injured because of the accident.
If you need legal assistance to handle your spinal cord injury case, our qualified spinal cord injury attorneys at West Coast Trial Lawyers are readily available to offer a helping hand. We will review your case to determine what essential steps are needed to take in order to get you the compensation you deserve for damages.
Why Does Delayed Back Pain Happen?
Delayed back pain can happen for a number of reasons. To begin with, when going through a physically impactful event, such as a car accident, your brain shoots out adrenaline through your body to help you cope with the pain. The adrenaline can momentarily numb the pain or have it go unnoticed for a certain period of time. Hours later though, when the adrenaline has worn off, the pain can appear and grow increasingly worse within the following 24 to 48 hours.
Common Sources of Delayed Back Pain
While authentic delayed back pain experiences may be similar in nature, the sources of delayed back pain are different. Some common sources of delayed back pain include the following:
- Soft tissue damage
- Spinal cord injury
- Herniated spinal disc
- Pinched nerve
What to Do if You Experience Delayed Back Pain
You should never try to self-diagnose the source of your delayed back pain. It is important to seek immediate medical attention to get treated for your injury, regardless of how mild it is. Without getting it checked, the wound could progressively worsen over time.
Making a visit to see a doctor will benefit you in multiple aspects. First and foremost, you are putting your health as a top priority. Getting checked will give you an idea on what type of injury you have and whether or not you will need treatment to recover. Your visit will also be saved on file and can be used as a piece of evidence to prove that you were, in fact, injured after the accident.
It would also be ideal to contact an experienced personal injury attorney to help you through the process of collecting evidence that can support your claim of being injured after an accident. The attorney will not only help build up your case, but they will also negotiate a settlement with insurance companies to get you the compensation you deserve for your losses.
Now, if you choose not to receive medical attention, it can set you back from acquiring the appropriate amount of compensation for your injury. Insurance companies will assume that you are not as injured as you claimed to be since you have not made any visits to get checked out by a medical professional. Furthermore, if you choose not to hire an attorney, it can be complicated to deal with insurance companies. Any statements you make will be carefully analyzed and used against you. There are a lot of complex and stressful factors that will make it difficult for you to handle your case all on your own. This is why it is important to seek medical assistance from a doctor and the guidance of a professional personal injury attorney.
West Coast Trial Lawyers Is Here to Help
If you are a victim of spinal cord injury due to another individual’s negligence, West Coast Trial Lawyers has certified spinal cord injury attorneys with over 60 years of collective legal experience in handling personal injury cases. We will help you recover economic and non-economic damages. This includes medical expenses, emotional distress, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
No fees will be charged until your case has been settled. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation with the attorneys at our firm. Reach out to our 24/7 legal team by calling 213-927-3700 or filling out our quick contact form.
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