Many law firms advertise that the first thing to do after you’ve been injured in an accident is to call them in order to protect your legal rights. At Martinez Manglardi, we want to remind you that the first thing you need to do is look after your health and well-being. Symptoms of injuries from a car or bicycle crash may not show up for many days. This is because they are often soft-tissue injuries that are not readily apparent.
Also, the human body releases certain natural painkillers after trauma, called endorphins, which can mask symptoms of injuries. You may not realize that you’ve been hurt for days or weeks.
So it’s important to get a thorough physical examination, even though you don’t feel pain right away. There is a chance that you may have a blood clot or a concussion. Common injuries with delayed symptoms include neck injuries such as whiplash. This is common in rear-end collisions. People often experience numbness in their extremities days or even weeks after a neck or spine injury. Head and backaches, stiffness and swelling are also symptoms that may not appear for some time after an accident.
When to Call a Lawyer
While protecting your legal rights is what we do best at Martinez Manglardi, we know first and foremost that protecting your health and well being is paramount. Our firm has been fighting to protect Florida families for nearly 30 years. We have grown from our Orlando beginnings to become a statewide firm that has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for Florida personal injury victims. We have full-service offices in Apopka, Kissimmee, Ocala, Orlando, and Palm Bay/Melbourne.
So if accident and injury strike you or a loved one, health comes first. Then call Martinez Manglardi for the aggressive and ethical representation you deserve. Call 407-846-2240 for a free consultation.