It is important to seek medical attention after a car accident. Even though you may not be experiencing noticeable or immediate symptoms, you should seek medical clearance from a doctor. During and after an accident, your body could experience an adrenaline rush, which could keep you from feeling injury symptoms. Delayed car accident injuries could occur in the days or weeks after an accident.
Common delayed injury symptoms could include:
- Headaches. A headache could be a sign of a concussion or whiplash.
- Localized pain and stiffness. Localized pain, such as back pain or neck pain could be a symptom of a larger problem, such as whiplash or a herniated disc injury. You could have a soft tissue injury.
- Emotional injuries. It is possible to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a car accident. Changes in mood or behavior could be an effect of your car accident.
Do I Need to Seek Medical Attention After a Car Accident?
If you are experiencing any symptoms after an accident, you should see a medical professional. You should continue to see a doctor until your symptoms stop. Depending on the circumstances, your symptoms could be a serious health concern.
In addition, when you try to file a claim with your insurance company, they will use your medical history to assess your injury claim. If you do not have medical history after your accident, the insurance company may try to claim that your car accident injuries were not severe enough to seek medical attention.
Contact a Lufkin Car Accident Attorney Today
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident caused by the negligence of another driver or entity, we recommend that you contact a car accident attorney as soon as possible to discuss your situation.
At Mike Love & Associates, LLC, our Lufkin attorneys advocate for the victims of car accidents throughout Texas. We could help you gather evidence, file your claim and defend you against the insurance companies. Call us today at (936) 632-2000 for a free, confidential consultation.