As flustered as you may feel after being involved in a car accident, it is crucial that you seek medical attention right away – even if you feel fine. Victims of accidents often feel that because they don't see any physical damage or feel any pain that they are okay when in reality, this isn't true. Here are five reasons why medical attention after your car accident is highly recommended.
Symptoms of internal bleeding may not show up right away.
After an accident, victims may suffer from internal bleeding as a result of the tightening of the seatbelt during the initial impact, expansion of the airbag, or the victim's torso hitting the steering wheel so hard. Symptoms of internal bleeding should never be ignored and can sometimes be stopped with timely medical attention. Some of the most common symptoms of internal bleeding include bruising, inflammation, pain, dizziness, fainting, and abdominal swelling.
Conditions may worsen when undiagnosed.
When not treated, the temporary pain and soreness felt after an accident can become long-term. Undiagnosed injuries like whiplash and spinal cord damage can lead to complications in other body areas.
Many fractures don't cause immediate pain.
When adrenaline kicks in after a car accident, it's likely that you may not feel pain or think you sustained any injuries. When weight-bearing limbs are broken or fractured, it may be a lot easier to notice they need attention; however, this isn't always the case, and sometimes it could take multiple days to see any pain from the injury.
Only doctors can document your injuries the right way.
A doctor examining injuries sustained after an accident is a key component of their personal injury case. Some special doctors focus solely on car accident injuries and will also inquire about details of the accident that could relate to your injuries. This is also very important because it is excellent documentation when needed supporting pieces to help fight your case.
TBIs can only be identified with brain scans.
Like other injuries, brain damage might not have symptoms that show up right away. If you hit your head during the accident or if the vehicle flipped over, it is possible to sustain brain-related injuries. Doctors will likely request an MRI, CT Scan, or even take images of the brain to assess better and diagnose injuries.
Contact a Lawyer
If you or someone you know has sustained injuries after an accident, you may be owed financial compensation. Here at Bolt Hoffer Boyd Law Firm we have the experience you need on your side to get the justice you deserve. Our team of lawyers is dedicated to helping you win.
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