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Delayed pain following a North Carolina car accident

Any car accident, no matter how severe, can cause a variety of different injuries for the people involved. It also doesn't matter what type of vehicle you were in when the accident happened for you to suffer an injury. There are instances where the victims of a car accident refuse medical attention at the scene because they don't think they are injured, then days later they begin to feel pain. This is more common than you might think.

Make sure you do not sign a release of liability form following your accident. If you sign this form, you relinquish the right to file a lawsuit or claim against the other driver in the accident should injuries manifest days after the accident. Signing this form could cause you to lose out on compensation for injuries you never knew you had.

If injuries present themselves days after the accident, and you haven't signed a release of liability form, you can still acquire compensation for your injuries from the at-fault driver of the accident. You should endure a complete medical evaluation and wait until you reach maximum medical improvement, which is when your condition has stabilized or you have reached anticipated recovery levels. Once you hit this point, it is highly unlikely that any other injuries will present themselves as related to the accident.

Some of the most common injuries or pain associated with a car accident that present themselves days later include the following:

- Numbness or tingling of your limbs

- Pain and suffering

- Emotional pain

- Pain in the shoulders or neck

- Back pain

- Headaches

- Abdominal pain

If any of these issues present themselves in the days following a car accident, you should seek medical attention immediately.

Being injured in a car accident is nothing to overlook. Even if you feel pain days after the incident, you should still seek medical and legal help. An experienced personal injury attorney can review your case in Wilson, North Carolina.

Source: FindLaw, "What If My Pain After a Car Accident Was Delayed?," accessed June 30, 2017

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