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This Is Why You Should Seek Medical Care After Getting in a Car Accident

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After getting into a car accident, if you don’t immediately feel severe pain, you may wonder whether you should seek medical care. We’re here to close any shred of doubt that you may have about this.

If you’re involved in a car accident and there’s even a chance that you could have sustained an injury, it’s important to seek medical care right away.

Here’s why:

You May Not Know You’re Injured

The human body is incredible. When you endure trauma, such as that from a car accident, it’s possible for your brain to go into shock. If that happens, the pain receptors in your brain may be blocked, which means you won’t feel the pain of any injuries sustained.

Just because you don’t feel pain right away, that doesn’t mean you are completely uninjured. Be safe and get yourself checked out just in case.

Injuries Don’t Always Immediately Appear

Some injuries can take hours, days, or even weeks to present themselves. For example, many accident victims who have sustained whiplash report not feeling pain until the next day, or even several days following a crash.

Your doctor will be able to tell you if you have sustained any injuries in the wreck that you aren’t aware of yet.

Medical Documentation Is Crucial for an Injury Claim

You may not think you’ll need to file a personal injury claim after getting into a car accident, but you might end up needing money for your medical bills later if the onset of your injuries is delayed.

If you wait to seek medical care until you feel pain, the insurance company may assume that you didn’t sustain your injuries in the accident. They may reject your bodily injury claim, and they will be within their rights to do so.

Protect yourself, and your potential injury claim, by seeking medical care right away after a car accident.

If you sustained injuries in a car accident through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation. Let us see if we can help you recover it.

Call the skilled attorneys at Wallace Pierce Law today at (919) 887-7892 to discuss the details of your case.

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