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Why You Should See a Doctor Right After an Accident

Why You Should See a Doctor Right After an Accident

Experiencing any type of accident can be jarring. Incidences such as car collisions can also be terrifying. These types of events can trigger the body’s adrenaline response, which prepares us for fighting or fleeing whatever is filling us with fear. Part of this adrenal response includes numbing pain signals to the brain, which allows us not to be distracted by any injuries until we’re out of danger. Because of this tendency to feel little to no pain after an accident, you should still see a physician as soon as possible.

In a car accident, for example, you may not notice whiplash or bruising until days after the collision occurred. However, in more severe crashes, a person could experience a traumatic brain injury, such as a concussion, without realizing it. Concussions don’t always result in the symptoms you might expect, which is why it’s often best to visit a doctor as soon as possible. Only trained physicians can diagnose potential injuries to the body, which sometimes requires the use of medical equipment.

Not only could this precaution save your life, but it can also save you money down the line if you decide to pursue a personal injury case. For example, if you sustain a slip-and-fall injury in a grocery store that sprains your knee, seeing a doctor right away shows you find the damage concerning. If you later sue the owner of the grocery store for lost wages as you recover, your attorney will be able to prove you sought medical attention immediately. If you hadn’t gone to the doctor, the grocery store’s attorneys would have used your reticence as proof your injury isn’t as severe as you claim.

If you or a loved one were harmed by the negligence or carelessness of another person, talk to one of our skilled Greenville personal injury attorneys about your case as soon as possible. Christian & Davis is dedicated to helping the victims of negligence seek compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We have more than 95 years of combined legal experience to offer your case. Let us see what we can do for you.

Contact us at (864) 408-8890 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case consultation today.

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