I Started Hurting Three Days After My Accident. What Do I Do?

Many people do not feel significant pain or discomfort until 48 to 72 hours or longer after an accident. This is not uncommon, and there are many reasons for the delayed onset of pain, including post-accident adrenaline and the nature of inflammation and swelling.

The delay of pain onset after trauma is common, so much so that most EMS personnel and police officers who respond to the scene of an accident will advise all parties to seek emergency help later if and when pain symptoms emerge. Just because a person does not feel hurt enough to be transported to an emergency room from the scene of an accident does not mean she was not injured in the accident. In practice, I have seen numerous clients who feel relatively fine for several days before the significant pain begins. Sometimes their pain onset is only the beginning of a long process that leads to the diagnosis of severe muscular strains, spinal injuries, or shoulder tears. If you begin experiencing intense or increasing pain after an accident, go to the emergency room or see a doctor immediately. Early diagnosis and care is important, and taking a "wait and see" approach with your health and pain may lead to unnecessary suffering and worse problems down the road.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response
Contact Us Today

Contact The Law Office Of Carl Knickerbocker, P.C. Call me as soon as possible. The sooner you call, the more I can do to help you.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Austin Office
8200 N. Mopac Expressway
Suite 295
Austin, TX 78759

Austin Law Office Map

Georgetown Office
1801 Williams Drive
Georgetown, TX 78628

Phone: 512-943-7551
Fax: 512-943-0653
Georgetown Law Office Map

Round Rock Office
1490 Rusk Road, Suite 103
Round Rock, TX 78664

Phone: 512-948-2552
Round Rock Law Office Map