DELAYED INJURIES2018-08-15T00:02:47+00:00

NEW YORK CITY DELAYED INJURY ATTORNEY

NEW YORK CITY DELAYED INJURY ATTORNEY

At Wittenstein & Wittenstein, we’ve been handling accident cases for over 60 years, so we know that not every injury is obvious right after an accident.  Some attorneys don’t want to bother with difficult cases where victims do not seek medical treatment immediately. These cases require experienced dedicated attorneys that are willing to do the extra work required to show that your delayed injured was causally related to your accident.  If it took some time for you to realized you were injured, call New York City delayed injury attorney Wittenstein & Wittenstein for a FREE CONSULTATION at 718-261-8814.

Sometimes, after the shock of an accident, you are glad to be alive and don’t notice more subtle symptoms of injuries.  Sometimes the symptoms don’t arise until the next day or even several days or weeks later. That’s why it’s important to note any impacts to your body and go immediately to the Emergency Room to report these impacts to your body.  If you send away the ambulance and go home, the police will likely mark down on their report that you were “not injured,” making it difficult to claim these injuries later.  This when you need to call a New York City Delayed Injury Attorney.

This is not to say that you should “make up” injuries, only that you should report that you “hit your head on the steering wheel” or “hit your side on the door of the car.”  Just report what actually happened in case symptoms arise later. It’s also good to check these parts out as there could even be a minor fracture that requires immediate attention that you are not aware of.  It’s difficult to be sure what you’ve injured and how severely amidst the shock and distractions of an accident.  New York City delayed injury attorney, Wittenstein & Wittenstein, has compiled a list of injuries to keep tabs on after an accident.

  1. Headaches – If you’ve hit your head, headaches might commence several days after an accident.  You might have sustained a concussion and not realized it because it didn’t hurt very much at the time and you thought it would just “go away.”  Sometimes these headaches could indicate a more serious problem such as a blood clot or stem from an injury to the neck.
  1. Neck Pain – A whiplash injury is common from a rear end collision and may not seem serious at first.  The next day, or even several days later, stiffness and difficulty moving your head can arise.  These injuries can be diagnosed with MRI’s to understand their severity. Physical therapy is usually successful in alleviating pain over time.
  1. Shoulder pain – Orthopedic injuries often do not seem severe until swelling occurs overnight.  Shoulder pain can sometimes be radiating pain from a neck injury, but it could also be caused by a torn rotator cuff or another injury to the shoulder itself.  Medical follow-up is crucial.
  1. Back pain – Back pain after an accident may seem minor until the next day, and worsen if you work at a physical job such as carpentry, home health care or driving a taxi.  Without treatment, back injuries can worsen over time.
  1. Knee Pain – Relieved to be able to get up and walk away from an accident, we may not realize that we have injured our knees until they swell up the next morning.  Knee pain can also be caused by other injuries that alter our gait.
  1. Hand or Wrist Pain – These injuries are common with falls and pedestrian accidents.  Instinctively, we use our hands to break a fall and protect our face.  Relived that the fall has been broken, we walk away and may not notice pain in our hands and wrists until days later.
  1. Abdominal pain or swelling – These are serious symptoms that could indicate internal damage to organs and internal bleeding.  Also looks out for deep purple bruises, dizziness and fainting. Internal bleeding may not have obvious symptoms for hours or days after an accident.  This is a life-threatening situation which requires follow-up at an Emergency Room.
  1. Eye Injuries – Blurry vision due to a head injury could arise quite some time after an accident.  If you notice any vision impairment, you see an ophthalmologist or a neurologist for an evaluation.
  1. Numbness – Loss of feeling or tingling in the shoulders, arms, and hands can be a symptom of a spinal injury or a neurological problem due to a head injury.  Seek medical attention immediately.
  1. Changes in personality or physical function – This could indicate a traumatic brain injury caused by an impact to the head.  Symptoms include fuzzy thinking, memory problem or problems with and hearing. This could also indicate depression.  Medical attention should be sought because these could be symptoms of a traumatic brain injury that could be fatal without treatment.
  1. PTSD – Symptoms of depression and anxiety coupled with vivid and disturbing memories could indicate Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Children are more likely to suffer from this than adults, and less likely to want to discuss it. Treatment with a psychologist should be sought.

WITTENSTEIN & WITTENSTEIN

FOREST HILLS, QUEENS, NEW YORK CITY DELAYED INJURY ATTORNEYS

If some time has gone by since an accident that you thought you had escaped unscathed, please don’t hesitate to call New York City delayed injuries attorneys to find out if you can still make a case.  We take cases that others turn away and take on cases that other lawyers drop.  That’s because we really do know how to handle cases with delayed injuries, and you won’t have to pay us until we collect money for you.

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