If you’ve been involved in a car accident, you may wonder whether you need to bother seeing a doctor.
Read on to learn why it’s a good idea to see a doctor if you’ve been involved in a car accident.
You May Not Feel Any Pain
If you’re involved in a car accident and you don’t feel any pain right away, that doesn’t mean you aren’t injured. In fact, it’s common for many car accident injury victims not to feel the pain of the injuries sustained because the body goes into shock.
When your body goes into shock, your pain receptors can be blocked, which causes you not to feel the pain of your ailments. It’s possible that you may not feel the pain of your injuries for hours, days, or even weeks after the accident.
It’s Important to Get Checked Out
Even if you don’t feel pain after the accident, it’s still a good idea to get checked out by a physician. Your doctor will be able to tell you if you’ve sustained any injuries that you don’t feel right away.
Certain injuries to the back and neck may not present themselves right away, but having a doctor take an x-ray or an MRI can help determine whether you’ve sustained any injuries that could potentially have long-term consequences.
Medical Documentation Can Help Your Claim
It’s likely that you’ll need to file a claim with an insurance company after the accident in order to help pay for expenses related to the crash, such as property damage and medical bills.
It will be significantly more difficult to recover compensation for medical bills if you do not see a physician shortly after the accident. The insurance company may not take your injuries seriously if they see you didn’t visit a doctor soon after the accident.
We’re Here to Help
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, our attorneys at Goodman Acker P.C. are here to help. Our team has helped countless others handle their car accident claims, and we can help you, too. Don’t hesitate to contact our office with your case right away.
Call Goodman Acker P.C. today at (248) 286-8100 to discuss the details of your case.