Why You Should Seek Treatment After an Auto Accident

Monday, June 10th, 2019, 9:02 pm

Many auto accidents result in only minor damage, and no one will appear to be seriously injured. Often, people make the mistake of not seeking medical treatment after a minor accident because no injuries are visible or causing pain. However, there are several reasons that you should seek treatment even if you feel fine.

The Rush of Adrenaline

When you are in an auto accident, your body goes into survival mode, releasing high amounts of adrenaline. Adrenaline naturally suppresses pain receptors. This means that you could have a serious injury such as a fracture, but not have any pain or indication of the injury. It can take two to three days for the adrenaline to wear down to the point that you begin to notice your symptoms.

Delayed Symptoms

There are a few common injuries resulting from auto accidents that do not necessarily show symptoms immediately. Whiplash is the most common example. The reason that people often win whiplash cases in court, even when they didn’t seek treatment immediately, is that whiplash often doesn’t present symptoms for up to a week after the accident.

However, these types of injuries can be found and proactively treated if you seek treatment from a medical professional. After any auto accident, you should always be examined by a doctor. 

Evidence for Your Case

If your car accident was caused by someone else, you are likely entitled to compensation for your property damage and injuries. Your case is much stronger if you seek out medical attention right away, even if you are not sure that you were injured at all.

If you have recently been in an auto accident and have not been examined by a doctor, contact us today or walk in for an appointment.

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