Quick Answer: How Long Should You Be Sore After A Car Accident??

In general, the more serious your injuries, the longer you will experience pain and soreness.

Six weeks is the average recovery time after a car accident.

What are the symptoms of shock after an accident?

When looking for signs of shock, the following are basic signs and symptoms you should look for:

  • Cool, clammy, ashen, or pale skin.
  • Rapid pulse.
  • Difficulty or rapid breathing.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Dilated pupils.
  • Feeling of fatigue or weakness.
  • Dizziness or fainting.
  • Feelings of agitation or restlessness.

What happens to your body after a car accident?

Due to the force of impact against the body restraints, ribs are more than likely going to be broken in a high-speed crash. In a crash, the heart is also propelled forward at the speed of the vehicle and can hit the ribs and chest wall. This can cause bruising to the heart, which can have dire consequences.

Is it normal to be tired after a car accident?

Immediately after a car accident, and for several days afterwards, people usually experience being in shock. Shock can feel different for everyone, but common symptoms include feeling numb, being in emotional distress, continuing to feel afraid even though the event is over, or having unpredictable mood swings.

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