If you’ve been involved in a car accident, you may wonder whether you need to see a doctor.
Take it from us, you should always seek medical attention after being involved in a car accident, regardless of how severe your injuries may be.
Read on to learn the reasons why it’s so important to seek medical care directly following an accident.
You May Not Feel Any Pain
Your body will likely go into shock after a car accident. That means even if you have severe injuries, you may not be able to feel the full pain from them until after you’ve calmed down. The pain from your injuries can sometimes take hours, days, or even weeks to materialize.
One of your body’s shock responses is to increase your adrenaline levels. When there are heightened levels of adrenaline running through your veins, your body is unable to feel the true weight of your injuries.
So, even if you don’t notice any injuries or pain immediately following a crash, they may present themselves later on down the line.
Medical Documentation Will Help Your Case
When you open a personal injury case, medical documentation will be very important. The longer you wait to have your injuries treated by a medical professional, the less compensation you’re likely to receive from your case.
Be sure to provide your attorney with all medical documentation relating to your case, as this will help prove your injuries from the accident are valid.
We’re Here to Help You
If you’ve been involved in an injury-sustaining accident, our attorneys at The Ahearne Law Firm, PLLC are here to help. Our team has helped many other people just like you, and we can help you, too. Don’t hesitate to contact our firm with your case right away. After all, you only get one body, so it’s important not to let it suffer.
Call the New York lawyers at The Ahearne Law Firm, PLLC today at (845) 763-4100 to speak with an accomplished attorney about your case.