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

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If you’re involved in a car accident and you don’t feel pain from your injuries right away, you may question whether you need to see a doctor. Read on to learn the answer.

You May Not Feel Pain Right Away

If you get into a car accident, whether you sustain injuries or not, it’s always a good idea to seek medical care directly after the crash.

You see, when you endure trauma, it’s common for your body to respond in shock. When your body goes into shock, it’s common for increased levels of adrenaline to be produced. The increase in adrenaline may act as a barrier in your brain for your pain receptors. That means the shock from the trauma you experience could prevent you from feeling pain for hours, days, or even weeks after the incident.

In short, even if you don’t feel pain from any injuries right after you’re involved in a car accident, it’s still a good idea to seek medical care immediately to make absolutely certain that you’re okay.

Medical Documentation Can Help Your Case

When you submit a claim to the insurance company regarding your car accident, they may ask you to provide medical documentation. This documentation will be very valuable when you seek to recover damages endured as a result of the accident.

If you don’t have medical records to prove that you were seen by a doctor after the accident and you attempt to recover compensation for injuries later on, it may not be possible. Or, if it is possible, you may not be able to recover as much money as you would’ve been able to, had you seen a doctor right away.

We’re Here to Help

If you’ve been involved in an accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, our team is here to help. Our attorneys have helped many other people in situations just like yours, and we can help you, too. Don’t wait—contact our firm with your case right away.

Call Shapiro Law Firm, P.A. today at (850) 629-7226 for a free consultation.

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