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You shouldn’t delay seeking help after a car accident

On Behalf of | Sep 1, 2022 | Car Accidents

After a car accident, many people experience a rush of adrenaline that can prevent them from truly experiencing injuries. This can cause many people to leave a car accident without seeking medical treatment, which may weaken an auto accident claim.

If you’re in a car crash, even if you’re feeling fine, you may want to seek medical help. Here’s what you should know:

Seeking treatment for delayed injuries

It helps to seek medical treatment right after a car accident. However, some injuries – like bruising, cuts and broken bones are noticeable – while other injuries may only be noticeable after medical evaluation or after delayed symptoms start to show.

In the hours, days and weeks following a car wreck, be on the alert for hidden injuries that cause delayed physical reactions. You could experience delayed symptoms such as:

  • Headaches
  • Brain trauma
  • Internal bleeding
  • Neck injuries
  • Stiffness
  • Back pain
  • Swelling
  • Numbness
  • PTSD

Putting off seeing medical evaluators could cause health problems to escalate, which may only worsen your issues – so seek care right away.

Claim disputes

If you’re filing an accident claim with your insurance, the other driver and their insurance company may try to battle the claim in court. By delaying treatment for your injuries, it may be easier for the other driver to win their case. This could end up causing you to lose out on the composition that would be needed for your injuries. 

You may need to act fast after a car accident. Reaching out for legal help could ensure you know your options and responsibilities after a collision.