Shock can be a serious medical condition. Many traumatic events can cause a person to experience symptoms of shock. These symptoms can be damaging by themselves but they can also lead to other problems. Shock is not just an emotional response to a traumatic event, it is physical as well. Untreated shock can be life-threatening. Physical Shock is when your body is not circulating oxygen properly, meaning critical organs can be at-risk and may be damaged.
Common Symptoms of Shock:
- Irregular Heartbeat
- Hardness of breath
A person involved in a traumatic event, like a car accident, can seem physically fine while internally experiencing shock. Some factors can aid in the cause and severity of shock, like age, weight, and environment. Also, if a person was physically hurt, and where this injury occurred, can also add to shock.
Shock is a response mechanism your body has in cases of a sudden drop of blood pressure. Because of this, a person could experience shock sometime after the actual event. These delayed reactions can be just as threatening as immediate symptoms of shock.
In Alabama, a person can be entitled to receive compensation for another’s negligence. If a person is involved in a car, motorcycle, or truck accident, a person can recover damages from the other party. Many people believe that this is limited to cases where physical/visible injuries were caused. But, shock can also be just-cause for a damage settlement. A person who was involved in an accident can’t know with certainty how long their recovery process will be, especially if shock occurs. A person can be dealing with life-altering symptoms for hours, days, weeks, etc.
What to do if you were involved in an accident?
If you were involved in an accident and you are not sure of the extent of your injuries, we recommend contacting a doctor for a physical examination. Contacting an insurance company and rushing to file a claim might not work in your favor long-term. Having a full medical checkup and working with an attorney, like those at LMFWC, might be the best course of action for you.
Insurance companies would prefer you not to seek legal representation, however, you should be advised that you may need legal representation. Our firm has worked in personal injury law for many years in northeast Alabama. We know the ins and outs of the complexities involved with car accidents and how to build a strong case.
If you are located in Northeast Alabama, contact our firm today for a consultation. We have offices in Anniston and Wedowee and are ready to work with you. Find out more about how we handle car accident personal injury cases by clicking here.
Call us at (256) 236-7354 or click here to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you maximize your settlement and deal with what matters, recovery.