What’s Considered “Normal” Soreness After a Car Accident?
Car accidents can cause all kinds of injuries. One of the most common symptoms that everyone experiences after a car accident is soreness. Whether it’s from strains, bruising, or broken bones, our bodies get sore after the trauma of an auto wreck. But when is the soreness normal, and when does it cross the line to being something more?
When you suffer an injury from a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you deserve to get justice for the unnecessary damage done to you, as well as the costs you incurred. With the help of Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law in Biloxi, MS, you can feel confident that your car accident claim will get you full and fair compensation.
How Sore Should I Be After a Car Wreck?
Even minor car accidents can leave you feeling sore for a while. After car accident injuries, like soft tissue injuries, you’re likely going to feel sore while you heal. Even brain injuries and other internal injuries can leave you feeling sore in the days, weeks, and months after your accident. Sometimes that soreness level is normal and is expected while you’re healing, but that pain can escalate and can potentially become more than normal soreness.
Depending on your age, health, injury, and lifestyle, you might be sore for a short or long time after your accident, and that could be completely normal. But at some point, the soreness could cross the bridge from being in the normal healing process to being worse injuries than you originally thought you had.
The person who will best be able to guide you through the healing process and evaluate your soreness levels is your doctor. Your doctor will be able to tell you how you should be feeling, and help you if your pain becomes unmanageable and if your soreness is no longer normal.
When to Seek Treatment
Immediately after a car accident, it’s likely that your adrenaline is pumping and potentially masking any pain or symptoms that you could be experiencing from the wreck. If your soreness persists or gets worse as time goes on, then you should seek medical treatment. Even if you’ve been evaluated already, if your soreness is lasting longer than your doctor said it would, or if you’re feeling more soreness rather than less, then you should be re-evaluated.
If you are feeling more pain as time goes on, then you could be suffering from more injuries than you originally thought. In order to ensure that your soreness is normal, and not from more serious injuries, you should see your doctor to further examine your injuries.
More serious injuries, like brain injuries and internal injuries, could be causing your added soreness, which needs to be treated right away. These injuries can cause permanent damage or even death if they are not immediately addressed as soon as symptoms arise.
The best way to ensure you’re healing correctly and feeling the right level of soreness is to have open and honest communication with your doctor. They will know if your pain is considered normal, or if you are experiencing pain that could be more serious than originally thought.
Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law Is Here for You
Car accidents and the injuries and damages that they cause can be hard to deal with on your own. When you didn’t cause the wreck that led to your injuries, you shouldn’t be the one responsible for covering the costs. Corban Gunn, car accident attorney, will help you recover financially from your accident while you focus on recovering physically and emotionally.
Our office has experience with car accident claims and will guide you through the process because you shouldn’t have to go through the process alone. We will fight hard for your rights and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today so we can get started on your case.