Do I Need to See a Doctor After a Car Accident if I Don't Feel Hurt?
The adrenaline produced by a car accident may actually delay the onset of pain produced by an injury. If you were in a car accident and you don’t immediately feel injured, that does not necessarily mean that you weren’t hurt. It can take days or even a week or two for symptoms to finally show up, and by the time they do, your injury may have worsened because it wasn’t taken care of promptly. This is often the case with whiplash and other soft tissue injuries. In some cases, delaying treatment may result in long-lasting consequences, such as chronic pain.
After a car accident, it is very important to visit a doctor for an assessment. Not only are you protecting your health and ensuring as swift a recovery as possible, but doing so also creates a paper trail that will support your claim for compensation. It’s better to be safe and get checked early on than be sorry later on when the other driver’s insurance company claims that your failure to see a doctor means you weren’t really hurt at all.
Questions about how to recover compensation for your medical bills? Call Stern Law Group now to speak with a Houston car accident attorney.