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Delayed Injuries Lawyers in Chicago, IL

Not all car accident injuries are evident immediately after a crash. Some injuries may take days or weeks to appear.

Chicago Delayed Injuries Attorneys

Delayed injuries may take longer to heal compared with external injuries, causing expensive medical bills and lost wages. After a car accident, your first thought may be to access the damage to your vehicle and settle the claim quickly. However, settling a car accident claim too quickly can cost you. BEFORE accepting a settlement agreement, consult with a Chicago car accident attorney.

Delayed Injury – Whiplash

Whiplash is a common type of delayed personal injury. Whiplash is a soft tissue injury that occurs when the neck experiences vigorous movement from an external force. It is estimated that close to three million people suffer whiplash every year. Whiplash affects the neck, the spine, and other neural pathways. Whiplash can cause symptoms such as:

  • stiffness
  • headaches
  • dizziness
  • muscle spasms
  • weakness
  • mobility problems

Delayed Injury – Concussion

A concussion occurs when the head hits a hard surface, such as the steering wheel, from the impact of a car crash. Concussion often occurs in rear-end collisions. Signs and symptoms of a concussion include:

  • headaches
  • vision problems
  • vomiting
  • memory loss
  • loss of coordination or balance
  • irritability
  • sleep problems
  • depression

Delayed Injury – Emotional Trauma

Emotional trauma is difficult to diagnose because it may appear slowly over a period of time after an accident. An extreme emotional reaction to a traumatic accident can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder. Symptoms of PTSD include:

  • anxiety
  • insomnia
  • depression
  • flashbacks

After a Car Crash

It is important to have a thorough medical examination after a car accident to diagnose any internal damage. Imaging tests can diagnose spinal or head trauma. If you experience any pain or discomfort after a car crash, seek medical attention. Minor discomfort or pain can indicate serious internal damage.

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Millions in Case Verdicts & Settlements

Over the past two decades, Mr. Willens and his team of Chicago personal injury lawyers have been instrumental in obtaining numerous million-dollar-plus recoveries on behalf of clients in a wide variety of injury cases. One of the personal injury verdicts he was involved in was recognized by The National Law Journal as one of the Top 100 Verdicts in the country in the year in which it was tried. One of the verdicts he helped secure set a state record.



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