Why You Need to Go to the Doctor After an Accident

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After a car accident, everyone involved needs to go to the doctor. It does not matter who is at fault. It doesn't matter if it was a minor fender bender or a severe head-on collision. This is why you need to go to the doctor after an accident.

Unseen Injuries

Most of the damage in a car accident comes from our bodies bouncing around the inside of the car. That typically doesn't cause exterior damage, like cuts. Rather, the damage is internal.

Whiplash, dashboard knee, broken bones, and internal bleeding are just a few common symptoms that crop up in the days and weeks after a car accident. While these injuries are often present immediately after the crash, they often go unnoticed and their severity worsens if left untreated.

When car accident victims go directly to the doctor from the scene of the accident, they increase their chances of identifying the injury and treating it before it has time to worsen.

Fair Claims

Waiting to see a doctor is one of the biggest mistakes people make for both their health and their recovery. Not only does it allow symptoms to worsen, but it encourages the insurance companies to cast doubt on a legitimate injury claim.

If a car accident victim waits a few days to go to the doctor, the insurance company might argue the injuries were not as severe as the victim's claims or even that they were not caused by the accident at all. This can turn a straightforward case of liability into a drawn-out legal battle to recover what's rightfully owed.

If you suffered serious injuries while on the job, we are here for you. If you'd like an experienced DeKalb county auto injury attorney from Turner & Sackett to evaluate your case, please don't hesitate to send us an email or call (800) 761-0993.

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