What Happens When Auto Accident Injuries Don’t Get Treated?

On Behalf of | Oct 19, 2020 | Personal Injury

After a vehicle accident, the person may think they have no injuries. However, some injuries do not show until days or even weeks later, because the adrenaline rush and emotions mask symptoms. Untreated accident injuries often cause worse.

Whiplash Left Untreated

After a vehicle crash, drivers are at risk of whiplash, because of high impact. The impact makes the neck jerk out of range, which injures surrounding ligaments.

If it doesn’t get treated, other symptoms may appear that include chronic pain, ringing in the ears, dizziness, joint numbness, and headaches. While whiplash has the ability to heal on its own, treatment eases the pain and strengthens the area reducing the need for surgery.

Back Injuries Left Untreated

Many people think back injuries are just bruises that will heal on their own. Neglecting to treat back injuries raises the risk of muscle spasms, poor posture, and in some cases, a pinched nerve.

Until a patient gets examined, they won’t know how serious the injuries are, or if they have any injuries. An examination will check for herniated discs, strains, sprains, and other spinal injuries. Treatments can help the injury heal faster, and a chiropractor may be able to readjust the spine.

Brain Injury Left Untreated

Brain injuries from a vehicle crash range from mild to severe. Contrary to popular belief, a person doesn’t need to lose consciousness to have a concussion. A mild brain injury could heal on its own, but neglecting to seek treatment often causes the problem to worsen. When left untreated, a brain injury could cause irritability, sleep issues, mood swings, and speech and sensory issues.

A patient may be entitled to compensation after an auto accident. However, they have to get treated as soon as possible for the best chance of winning their case.