Signs of injuries after a car accident

May 1, 2013


  • Neck pain / stiffness (whiplash)

  • Headache

  • Dizziness or fatigue

  • Ringing in the ears

  • Speech changes

  • Difficulty in swallowing

  • Memory loss

  • Head injury / concussion

  • Leg weakness

  • Arm weakness


Most insurance companies will cover some or all of your medical expenses, even if the accident was not your fault under PIP insurance.

Regardless, it is important that you see the right type of physician who understand car accident injuries. After the accident you probably went to the emergency room and had the ER check you out.

No broken bones, no bleeding, you not dead -- you get handed some muscle relaxer and are sent on your merry way. That does not mean you are not injured. To be safe and not sorry you must make an appointment with a pain specialist that knows what to look for.


Keep in mind, If you’ve been involved in a car accident, pain can worsen over the next few days, weeks, even months. Once the shock of the accident starts to wear off, your body will stop producing endorphins ( natural pain and stress fighters within the body which can delay symptoms of injury).

Remember that the painful effects of a car accident may not appear right away. We see that in patients on a regular basis where days, even weeks after they are complaining about an onset of pain from their injuries.

Protect your health by finding the right injury doctor to treat your injuries.


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