Often times we meet with clients, and they will come in and say things like, “Well, I didn’t have symptoms,” or, “I didn’t have pain in my neck, or my back,” or wherever else until the next day after the wreck, or maybe two or three days after the wreck. The question is, “Do I still have a case if my symptoms did not manifest themselves at the scene?” The answer is, often times, yes.
Wrecks are stressful, the adrenaline’s going, the person is excited, and often times that will mask physical symptoms at the scene. It may not be until the next day that the muscles start to tighten up, or you start actually reveal symptoms of pain in your neck or your back.
Another serious injury can be a disc injury in your neck or back. Often times that can take two or three days to start manifesting symptoms. It can often times take two or three weeks before you start having symptoms of nerve impingements, tingling down the legs, tingling down the arms, numbness in the hands and fingers and things like that.
No, just because you’re not taken by ambulance to the doctor immediately at the scene, doesn’t mean you don’t have a serious case. The insurance industry will try to make it seem that way, which is why it’s important to call a lawyer as soon as you can after a serious wreck. If you find yourself in that situation, please call Bailey & Greer. The number is 901-680-9777, or you can find us on the web at baileygreer.com.