Being in a car accident can create a phenomenon characterized as an “invisible” injury. This is when your body has experienced a sudden or violent jolt that you do not see or immediately feel to be a serious injury. Often, injuries sustained in a car accident are delayed and can often lead to prolonged pain or a long recovery time if you do not immediately get checked by a doctor.
More times than not, people who are in a car accident may dismiss an injury because even though they may feel a little sore, they can move around and even communicate. This is usually the result of an adrenaline rush when your body releases a chemical that can put you in such an increased state of defensiveness that it can mask pain.