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The lingering impact of a car accident

In the wake of a car accident in Illinois, you may think that you’re fine. You may get out and talk to the other driver and exchange insurance information. You may thank your lucky stars that you’re okay and carry on with your day as best you can. However, this can sometimes be deceiving, as you may have issues that spring from that accident that don’t really show up until the days and weeks after the wreck.

For example, this sometimes happens in whiplash cases. You may feel a minor soreness in your neck right after the crash, but you may think it’s nothing or it could even be masked by the rush of adrenaline. When you wake up the next day, your neck may feel very stiff and painful, and it could get worse every day after that until you can barely move.

Concussions and brain injuries often act the same way. At the time, you may see a flash of light, blink a few times and think it’s nothing. In the days following, though, you could start to get headaches. You may not be able to remember the crash correctly. You could feel sick to your stomach. These are all signs of a concussion — a bruise on your brain — that you may not even have realized that you suffered.

Remember, you could be eligible for compensation for injuries that require treatment after the crash, as long as they are tied in some way to that crash. To find out more about how this works, we hope you’ll take a few minutes to look over our webpage now.