Many people in Louisiana who have been in a car crash have walked away from an accident thinking that they were fine. Unfortunately, several days later, unpleasant and even potentially disabling symptoms begin to occur. These symptoms may well be related to the accident, but it can be difficult to prove that this is the case because of the time elapsed between the accident and the development of health problems.
There are several different types of health issues that can emerge days or even weeks after an accident. These include memory losses, headaches, back pain, numbness in hands or arms and post-traumatic stress. As a result, car accident victims may have difficulty at work and experience challenges taking care of children and family members, and they may develop long-term problems coping with everyday life.
Because injuries caused by car accidents can take a long time to make themselves known, it is generally recommended that car accident victims seek medical attention immediately after the accident. After seeking emergency room treatment, it may be in a person's best interest to consult with a physician who has experience in treating car accident victims. This physician can monitor the victim's condition and offer diagnosis and treatment of complications that arise. Documentation of the effects of a car crash may be useful in cases where a victim decides to take legal action against the driver.
People who have been in a car crash caused by another motorist may benefit from speaking with an experienced personal injury attorney. The attorney may be able to review the facts of the case, including medical records, and offer recommendations as to possible legal strategies, including a personal injury lawsuit seeking damages from the responsible driver.