If you were recently involved in a motor vehicle collision on a Georgia roadway, you may have already re-lived the events that unfolded a hundred times in your mind. Many people who have suffered in similar situations say they recall the strangest details, such as different smells or colors, or other scenes that somehow etched themselves into their minds just before or after the impact of a crash.
If you suffered injury, you might still be working your way through a long, arduous recovery, which no doubt has included multiple medical visits at a hospital or your doctor's office. Even moderate injuries can have lasting negative effects and may require ongoing assistance to help you get your life back on track. If driver negligence was a causal factor in your collision, you may also be dealing with a lot of legal issues.
Signs of health problems that warrant medical attention
Rescue workers may have transported you to a nearby hospital after your accident. If you were cognizant at the time, you may have wanted, more than anything, just to go home, rest and be with your family. Not all injuries are immediately apparent; in fact, internal ones are only visible with certain equipment. The following list shows reasons you might have to stay in the hospital or signs that you should seek medical attention if you've already gone home:
- You are having head pain or experiencing nausea.
- You have jumbled thoughts, or you feel dizzy or confused.
- You have discomfort in your collarbone or ribs.
- You are having trouble turning your head.
- Your back hurts.
- You have muscle or bone pain anywhere in your body.
- You are experiencing skin problems.
Any of these issues may signify an underlying problem related to a car accident injury. If your liver, heart, spleen or other internal organs received injury, you may have additional adverse symptoms as well. Whether you notice symptoms the day of your accident or several weeks later, the important thing is to seek immediate medical attention.
Georgia car accidents often spark a series of stressful events. Your car might be seriously damaged. You might have to take time off work in recovery. You might also be considering filing a personal injury claim if driver negligence was a key factor in the collision that caused your injuries. Many accident victims have been able to alleviate some of their financial burdens by seeking compensation for damages in court.