Do I Have Legal Options If I Have a Delayed Injury?

After an accident, some victims will pass off their injuries to be lighter than they seem. Whether they don’t want to deal with a doctor limiting their physical movement, or they want to skip having to deal with medical treatment, there are many reasons why they downplay injuries. 

No matter what they think, many victims will discover that their injuries are more serious than they thought before getting treatment. When this happens, insurers will use the delaying of your medical treatment as a way to get out of paying your injury claim. 

Injuries and Delayed Symptoms

While most injuries will leave you sore right at the point of impact, others will have little evidence or feel faint at first. However, even if a victim thinks that they will heal on their own, these seemingly minor injuries may hide more serious injuries. 

To help you with this, our Connecticut injury lawyers can help you determine symptoms of these injuries that may worsen in the next few days or weeks. 

Concussions and Brain Injuries

Despite what many believe, people can suffer from a concussion even if they aren’t knocked out. The head doesn’t have to hit something before you get a concussion — any kind of violent jolt to the body can cause the brain to strike the skull. 

There are a few symptoms you should look out for in terms of a concussion: 

  • Internal bleeding
  • Headaches
  • Mood swings 
  • Light or sound sensitivity
  • Dizziness or disorientation 

Back Injuries

Pain in the back might be more serious compared to your initial diagnosis and may indicate more serious injuries. If you experience back pain, be sure to look out for other symptoms, including: 

  • Breathing troubles
  • Headaches 
  • Losing bowel or bladder control
  • Loss of balance 
  • Tingling in the legs
  • Zapping or tingling in arms and hands


If your neck and head got whiplash during or after the impact, the muscles around these areas may have stretched too much. Some people will feel this pain quickly, while others may get a delayed reaction in the next few days. 

Even if a whiplash can heal on its own at times, it’s important to get treated right away — this will allow your injury to heal quicker while preventing other symptoms, such as: 

  • Blurry vision
  • Ringing in your ears
  • Sleeping troubles 

Filling for a Delayed Injury Claim

If you thought that your injury wasn’t too severe and neglected to seek treatment, it’s best to seek a reliable Connecticut car accident lawyer. This is because insurance companies may claim that your injuries were caused by other reasons, so they can get out of paying you. 

Our experienced attorneys can help to build a strong case for you to counter such claims. It’s also best to speak to your doctor about your accident and how your delayed symptoms have gotten worse since then. 

This will allow your doctor to take notes and include them in your medical record, which will connect the accident to your injuries. If you’re worried about having pre-existing injuries that may affect your claim, talk to our expert team members who will be able to protect you through attorney-client privilege.

Call Us for Your Delayed Injury Claim

If you were involved in a car crash and have sustained injuries as confirmed by a doctor, we can help you file an insurance claim. This is also possible even if you didn’t seek treatment right away; our team is experienced and has helped countless clients get the compensation they deserve. 

To ensure that your claims produce your desired results, talk to our team of expert personal injury lawyers. We have a proven track record over the last [insert years of operation] years, and we can help you with all kinds of legal cases.

David Watson

David Watson

Alan Watson: Alan, with his experience as a health journalist, provides informative and accessible blog posts on the latest medical research and public health news. His expertise and knack for simplifying complex medical topics make his blog a trusted resource for health-conscious readers.