When you are injured in a car crash, some injuries such as fractures, bruises and lacerations are immediately apparent and need medical attention. However, other injuries do not manifest themselves for days following the collision. These injuries are referred to as “latent injuries.” They may not be immediately apparent, but they can have long-lasting consequences.
Latent injuries: an example
Concussions are a common latent injury. The symptoms of a concussion may not be immediately noticed. However, they could manifest themselves in the days or weeks following a car crash.
Symptoms of a concussion include:
- Pressure in the head
- Double vision
These symptoms may seem like no big deal at first, but they could ultimately lead to bigger problem down the road.
Negligence in a car crash
If you suffer a concussion in a car crash, it is important to take action. You may be able to pursue a lawsuit if you can show the other driver’s duty of care was breached, and the breach caused to collision that caused your injuries. If you can prove negligence in such circumstances, you may be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in order to be compensated for the harms you suffered.