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Are You Still in Pain After an Accident?

Have you been injured by a negligent driver in a traffic crash in North Carolina, South Carolina, or Georgia? If so, or if you’re injured by a negligent driver in the future, you should discuss your rights as an accident victim – promptly – with a Greenville car accident attorney.

In a typical year, literally hundreds of thousands of traffic accidents are reported in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. While most traffic accident victims survive, many sustain serious injuries and experience acute, lingering, long-term pain.

What steps can you take to ease the pain you may be suffering after an accident? Can you recover compensation to pay for the surgeries, treatments, and therapies you may need? When will you need the services and advice of a Greenville personal injury lawyer?

What Should You Know About Pain After a Car Accident?

After you have been involved in a traffic accident, you may experience pain even if you have no physical injuries. Doctors help with injuries, but soreness and pain are often tricky and difficult to treat.

Usually, when a car accident happens, your body will release adrenaline, which can temporarily mask your pain, but adrenaline doesn’t hide serious pain for long. You may feel perfectly healthy after a traffic accident, but you could begin feeling pain hours later or even the next day.

If you’re not treated at the scene of an accident or taken to a hospital, see a doctor as quickly as possible after an accident – even if you feel fine. If you’re injured, you’ll get the treatment you need, and you’ll be creating the documents you need to file a personal injury claim.

How Can You Relieve Pain After A Traffic Crash?

Sometimes, soreness and muscle pain after a car accident will fade away in a few days. On the other hand, muscle pain and soreness could be an indication of something more serious. Seeing a doctor is the only way you can know.

To diagnose you accurately, a doctor may order magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (a CT scan), and/or X-rays, and your subsequent treatment will depend on your test results. Always follow your doctor’s recommendations for maximum pain relief.

Apart from seeing your doctor and adhering to your doctor’s advice, the other steps you can take to help relieve your soreness and muscle pain include getting plenty of rest, staying active, staying hydrated, and eating right.

How Important is Rest?

Proper rest is essential for healing soreness and muscle pain. In the first several days after a traffic accident, if you’re injured or experiencing pain, it’s important to get as much rest as you can.

If you are experiencing soreness and muscle pain after an accident, you may not enjoy idleness, but your body needs it. Your doctor may be able to give you more specific, personalized advice about sleep and rest.

How Important is Staying Active?

A few days after your accident, when you feel sufficiently rested, you’ll need to begin regular physical activity to help heal your soreness and muscle pain. Staying active helps you prevent joint stiffness and muscle tightness, and it improves your blood circulation.

Exercising, swimming, walking, and bicycling can also help you reduce soreness and muscle pain. You may also want to consider options such as physical therapy, massage therapy, yoga, and acupuncture.

How Important is Hydration and Eating Right?

Drinking water helps your muscles to heal. If you don’t have enough water in your system, your muscles aren’t getting the electrolytes they need, and you’ll feel lethargic and weak. Water is the main component of synovial fluid, which lubricates joints and allows ease of movement.

A nutritious and balanced diet filled with protein and vitamins helps repair tissue damage. Consume a healthy amount of vegetables and fruits – and stay away from junk food – until you’ve fully recovered from your soreness and muscle pain.

How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help You?

If another driver caused a collision, and that’s why you’re in pain, the law entitles you to compensation, but you may have to prove exactly how and why you are suffering with pain. A Greenville car accident attorney will represent you and fight on your behalf.

If you and your lawyer can prove that your pain is the result of another driver’s negligence, you may recover compensation for your medical costs, including the costs of therapy and treatment for your soreness and muscle pain.

You may also recover compensation for physical and mental distress, emotional pain, and physical and psychological suffering caused by the accident.

When Should You Contact an Attorney?

If you’re injured or experiencing pain after a traffic collision caused by a reckless or negligent driver, contact a Greenville personal injury lawyer immediately after you’ve been examined and treated by a healthcare provider.

Your lawyer will examine the evidence from the accident (including the police report, medical records, and eyewitness statements), identify the party or parties with liability, and fight to win the compensation you are entitled to by law.

In Georgia, you have two years to file a personal injury claim after a traffic accident, and three years in North and South Carolina. But you can’t wait two or three years to take action. Your lawyer needs to review the evidence and speak with the witnesses as soon as possible.

A Greenville personal injury attorney will represent you on a contingent fee basis. You will not pay any attorney’s fee until and unless your attorney recovers the compensation you deserve and need.

Why Should You Choose Armada Law?

If someone else’s recklessness or negligence is the reason you’re experiencing pain, you need medical and legal help now. The legal team at Armada Law will provide you with an in-depth, no-cost evaluation of your case with no obligation, and you’ll pay no fee until we win.

If you proceed with a personal injury lawsuit, an attorney at Armada Law will negotiate a fair and reasonable settlement on your behalf to cover your medical costs and lost wages as well as your pain and suffering. If your case can’t be settled outside of the courtroom, your Armada Law attorney will take your case to court and ask jurors to order payment of your compensation.

If you have sustained emotional or physical injuries or pain after an accident with a negligent driver in South Carolina, North Carolina, or Georgia, or if that happens to you in the future, promptly call the attorneys at Armada Law – at 866-934-6421 – for the legal help you need.

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