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Dealing with delayed onset of pain following a car accident

If you ever find yourself involved in a car accident, you will experience a litany of different emotions. Accidents, no matter how minor, can change your life. You could find yourself out of work for months, unable to return to school and even mourning the loss of a loved one. Not all injuries will appear right after the accident. Here are some tips for dealing with delayed onset of pain after a car accident in Des Moines.

One of the best pieces of advice you should follow after a car accident is to seek medical attention. Even though pain hasn't developed yet, it is still possible you could've suffered an injury. Make sure you are checked out by the paramedics, EMTs or firefighters on scene or are transported to the hospital; medical attention is vital to a lawsuit you might file.

If pain should develop even after initial medical attention, be sure to see a doctor for further evaluation. You should also get an estimate of any potential medical costs you will incur in the future due to the delayed pain.

After you've received medical attention, you should wait a little while before moving forward with any legal action. This is known as the maximum medical improvement period. It is a time where you are unlikely to develop any more injuries from the car accident. This time also signifies that your injury has healed as much as possible.

Have you been injured in a car accident? Visit our site to learn more about Iowa car accidents, your rights as the victim and how you can go about pursuing compensation for your injuries.

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