Should I see a doctor after my car accident if I feel fine?: After a car accident, we always recommend you go to either an emergency room, urgent care, or your primary care provider. You may feel fine, but study after study suggests even if this is the case, it is best to get prompt medical attention. Not all car accident related medical issues are easily identifiable. You need expert care that can give you a thorough checkup.
If you are worried about the costs of your medical care, the expenses can be covered by the guilty party. Let The Sargent Firm know and we will be sure to add all of your medical expenses into your lawsuit. If the accident was not your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay unnecessary expenses. The Sargent Firm will make sure you won’t have to.
THERE IS RISK INVOLVED WITH NOT BEING CHECKED OUT
As previously mentioned, some injuries are not readily apparent, such as internal bleeding and traumatic brain damage. There are other conditions that may worsen if treatment is delayed. Additionally, seeking prompt medical care immediately following an accident can strengthen your lawsuit; it proves that any injuries sustained are a direct result of the car accident, not another incident.
THE LEGAL RISKS OF DELAYED EVALUATION AND TREATMENT
In addition to the medical problems associated with delayed treatment, there are legal repercussions. Generally, it can weaken your case. In some instances, not seeking medical attention can be seen as a negligent act; if there is an injury and you don’t get prompt medical attention, the compounded negative effects of the injury may not be able to be covered in your lawsuit. This means you might not get all the compensation you otherwise would have gotten.
Err on the side of caution—get medical help after any car accident! It could end up saving you a lot.
BUT WHY DO I FEEL OKAY AFTER AN ACCIDENT?
It is likely that you may feel absolutely fine after a car accident. As previously mentioned, not all injuries are able to be self-diagnosed. One of the biggest reasons you could feel perfectly fine is the hormone adrenaline. After a traumatic or scary incident, the brain pumps adrenaline throughout the body; this hormone makes you feel better, raises your heart rate, and makes you more alert. It can also hide any pain. Therefore, it is both beneficial and a hindrance. It is helpful but can encourage you not to get medical attention.
IF YOU HAVE BEEN IN A CAR ACCIDENT, CONTACT THE SARGENT FIRM
The Sargent Firm, led by attorney Ryan Sargent, has an elite team of car accident lawyers. We will thoroughly investigate all claims, collecting all of the needed evidence. We will handle all contact with the insurance companies so you don’t have to. We want you to focus on your recovery.
You can trust The Sargent Firm to look after your best interests. We will always seek the maximum amount of financial compensation that you are legally entitled to under existing state law. Contact us today for your complimentary case evaluation! This is a no-strings-attached service and you have nothing to lose because we won’t get paid until you do.