When Should I See a Doctor After a Car Accident?

Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

23 Dec. 2017

After a car crash, it is important to seek medical attention right away if you have been seriously injured. If you feel pain, dizziness, nausea, or other symptoms, you should wait for emergency medical personnel to arrive and take you to the hospital. However, some injuries may not exhibit symptoms for quite some time after the accident.

If you are involved in a car wreck, you may feel just fine afterwards. Many people make the mistake of not seeing a doctor immediately after an accident because they don’t feel pain. However, there may be underlying injuries that do not appear for hours or even days after the crash. Simple fender benders can cause whiplash, as well as other muscle or ligament injuries that may require medical care further down the road. Thus, it is important to see your doctor as soon as possible after an accident.

Soft tissue injuries, such as contusions, sprains, and other trauma, may not be immediately felt. Furthermore, adrenaline from the crash may cause your body to mask the pain or symptoms for hours after the accident. By making an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible, you can receive the medical attention you need to ensure you aren’t suffering from underlying tissue injuries. Medical records are also important for pursuing compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance company.

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With more than 25 years of legal experience, Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. represents clients injured by the negligence or recklessness of others. If you were injured in a car crash, we can discuss your options for obtaining justice from those responsible. Our team of Longmont car accident attorneys can conduct a thorough investigation and represent you from start to finish.

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