Posted on Tuesday, March 19th, 2024 at 6:10 am    

While we’re all aware that car accidents can cause immediate injuries, oftentimes, accidents can result in hidden trauma that may not manifest until days or even weeks later. These can be just as serious as those that are immediately apparent, so it’s crucial to be aware of all possible harm that can occur after a car accident. Tiemann Law Firm has outlined post-accident injuries so you can stay informed in case the situation arises:


Whiplash, a common hidden injury, occurs when the neck is suddenly forced backward and then forward, straining the muscles and ligaments. Sometimes, there are immediate symptoms such as neck pain and stiffness. However, some people may not notice any discomfort or additional symptoms until later, including headaches, dizziness, and difficulty concentrating.

Seeking medical attention is essential as untreated whiplash can lead to long-term complications, not to mention difficulty with claims and compensation.


A concussion occurs when the brain is jolted inside the skull, usually due to a sudden impact. While some concussions present obvious symptoms, such as loss of consciousness or confusion, others may be more subtle. It’s crucial to be aware of any concussion symptoms that may include headache, nausea, dizziness, blurred vision, and sensitivity to light or noise.

Even with subtle symptoms, seeking medical attention is important to establish a record in case symptoms appear or worsen down the road.

Soft Tissue Injuries

Soft tissue injuries occur when the body’s soft tissues, including muscles, tendons, and ligaments, are stretched or torn due to the force of the impact. These injuries can cause pain, discomfort, and swelling in the days following the accident, even if not immediately apparent.

Make sure to receive medical care, not only so you don’t prolong discomfort but also because it may be difficult to prove the extent of the injuries by waiting.

woman with subtle injury holding her neck in pain as she exits her car, which has collided with another car

Our goal is to ensure our clients know how to proceed after a car accident so hidden injuries don’t result in long-term consequences. If you’re navigating the inevitable complexities of a car accident, you don’t have to face these challenges alone. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Tiemann Law Firm will fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free, same-day consultation by calling (916) 999-9000 or toll-free: (800) 712-2000.

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