When you get in an accident, you may just want to go home and relax. The aftermath of an accident is overwhelming, and it can be difficult to get back in a car again. Even so, it’s important to visit a doctor in the days after you get in a car accident. Here’s why.
You may feel fine after your accident, but that doesn’t mean you are uninjured. It’s easy to assume that soreness and achiness will go away and don’t really mean anything, but they can be a signal of something bigger. Here are some of the most common hidden injuries after an accident :
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Herniated disc
- Knee injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
While some symptoms after a car accident can be delayed, it’s always smart to visit a doctor even when you feel fine and especially when you do begin to experience systems.
Fuel for the defense
Waiting to go to the doctor can negatively affect your claim because it can act as fuel for the defense who does not want to give you compensation. They may use the time between the accident and when you visit a doctor to claim that you are not as injured as you say.
Getting medical attention promptly after your accident will help you know the full extent of your injuries and get the compensation that you need.