Car Accidents and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Understanding Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) After A Car Accident

You have heard it time and time again, “Don’t give a statement to the insurance company!” There are so many reasons this is such good advice. After a car accident most people are in shock. In this stressful state, it is difficult to accurately assess the extent of injuries resulting from the crash. In addition, some injuries do not become apparent for months after an accident. These are known as delayed injury symptoms. Giving a statement to an insurance adjuster about bodily injury without considering these facts can and will work against you. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, a very serious result from a trauma such as a car accident, can be an example of delayed injury symptom. This syndrome can show up months after the trauma and cause life threatening consequences. Imagine thinking you are fine after a car accident only to wake up weeks later with continuous, extremely intense, throbbing pain! The pain is accompanied by swelling, and tremors! According to American RSD Hope, this debilitating pain has been described as “the most pain I have ever experienced and it hurts constantly!”

CRPS is ranked as the most painful form of chronic pain that exists today by the McGill Pain Index.


There are many delayed injury symptoms following a car accident. Before discussing your injuries with any insurance adjuster it is always best to contact an experienced Personal Injury Trial Attorney. Frank McCoy is a Nationally Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with more than 30 years of experience fighting for the rights of victims who have suffered life-changing injuries as the result of automobile accidents, slip-and-falls or any number of other dangerous accidents. Contact McCoy & McCoy today for a free consultation and let us get to work for you, so you can focus on getting well.

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