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3 Reasons Why You Should Seek Medical Care After a Car Accident, Even if You Don’t Feel Injured

Car accidents are often traumatic experiences, regardless of how they happen or why. The loud screeching sounds, the sense of panic, and the impact of the crash can all leave you feeling troubled.

After an accident, your mind is likely racing. There is a lot to consider. But one of your main priorities should be seeking medical care right away, even if you don’t feel injured. Doing so is important for the following reasons:

#1 - You may not feel any pain.

It is very common for injured accident victims not to feel the pain of injuries sustained for hours, days, or even weeks following a crash. The trauma from the accident can put your mind in a state of shock. When this happens, oftentimes, the pain receptors in your brain will be blocked so that you are better able to deal with the situation at hand.

Remember, just because you don’t feel any pain immediately after the wreck, that does not mean you are completely uninjured.

#2 - Your injuries may take time to develop.

Not all injuries present themselves right away. Some injuries take time to develop, which means that you may not feel any pain until your injuries have fully formed.

For instance, many injured accident victims who experience whiplash often don’t feel any symptoms for at least 24 hours. In fact, it’s possible for whiplash symptoms to take several days to emerge.

#3 - Medical documentation is important for your claim.

Having the documentation from your medical visit can make a big difference in the outcome of your claim. You see, if you don’t seek medical care right away and you say that you are not injured immediately after the car accident and then a week later you start feeling serious pain, it may look like—in the eyes of the insurance company—that the accident did not cause your injuries.

You can avoid this scenario by seeking medical care as soon as possible after a car accident, even if you don’t feel pain yet.

If you’ve been injured in a car wreck through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation. Let us see if we can help you recover it.

Call The Abrego Law Firm, LLC today at (404) 334-3324 to speak with an accomplished attorney about your case.