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Why You Need to See Your Doctor after an Accident, Even if You Feel Fine

If you’ve been in an accident recently you might be wondering whether you should see a doctor or not. You may feel fine, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t get a medical opinion.

After an accident you might think your injuries are minor, and are reluctant to visit a doctor due to time constraints. You should receive medical attention regardless, due to several reasons:

  1. Shock

After being in an accident it’s possible you may be in a period of shock. During this time you may feel absolutely fine, but it can mask both emotional and physical injuries. This is why it’s so important to receive medical attention immediately, as a Doctor is trained to look past the initial shock and can treat you accordingly. They can give you a thorough examination and check for common injuries associated with your accident, as well as putting in place a system to monitor any potential maladies that may crop up down the line.

  1. Delayed Injuries

Sometimes injuries don’t surface until days or weeks after the initial accident. If you’re in a car accident for example, you may have soft tissue damage which doesn’t become apparent until after the initial shock has subsided and you return back to normalcy. The same can be said for psychological trauma. If you notice any symptoms, don’t feel it’s too late to seek medical assistance.

  1. Legal Necessity

If you do want to pursue a personal injury claim, it’s integral your attorney has sufficient evidence in order to get the amount you deserve. By having medical records from the beginning which show the emotional and physical impact, the defendant has little to no defense. If you have opted to not receive medical, the defendant’s legal representative may argue your injuries were not that serious, resulting in your claim being reduced.

If you’ve been in an accident recently and are wondering about how to move forward with a personal injury claim, contact Franco Firm for expert advice.

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