Do I Need to See a Doctor After a Car Accident?

If you’re involved in a car accident, you probably have lots of questions. One of which may be whether you should see a doctor or not.

Read on to learn whether you need to see a doctor following a car accident.

You Might Not Know You’re Hurt

It’s common for injured car accident victims not to feel the pain of their injuries immediately following an accident. In fact, some people don’t feel the pain of their injuries for hours, days, or even weeks after an accident.

How Soon Should You See a Doctor After a Car Accident?

That’s why it’s so crucial you see a doctor immediately after you are involved in a car accident. A physician will be able to take tests to let you know for sure whether you sustained injuries in the wreck.

In addition to discovering the severity of your injuries, having the documentation from a physician will significantly help your claim later on.

When it comes to collecting evidence, you’ll want as much as you can possibly get. A physician’s report will positively impact your claim because it shows you did your due diligence following the crash.

Even Minor Injuries Can Have Major Impacts

Another reason it’s so important to have yourself checked out by a doctor right away is that spinal cord injuries and closed head injuries can have major consequences if not treated right away.

Since you may not feel the pain of spinal cord and closed head injuries right away, you’ll need to have a doctor check you out to make sure there won’t be any long term consequences as a result of the accident.

If you’ve been involved in an injury-sustaining car crash, our attorneys here at Templeton Smithee Hayes Heinrich & Russell, LLP are here to help. Our team has helped countless others attain justice, and we can help you, too. Don’t hesitate to contact our firm with your case right away. After all, your health is nothing to leave to chance.

Call Templeton Smithee Hayes Heinrich & Russell, LLP today at (806) 397-0300. We represent clients in the Texas panhandle and Eastern New Mexico.


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