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I Don’t Think I’m Injured: Do I Need to See a Doctor After a Car Accident?

Blogs from September, 2020

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Believe it or not, many people involved in tragic car accidents often don’t feel the pain of their injuries right away.

In fact, it’s common for injured victims to go hours, days, or even weeks without feeling pain.

This is one of the reasons why it’s such a good idea to seek medical care following a car accident, even if you don’t immediately feel injured.

Continue reading to learn more.

Your Body’s Physical Response

When you endure trauma, such as that from a car wreck, your body responds by increasing adrenaline production and releasing endorphins.

The added production of adrenaline heightens your senses, which not only helps block out any pain from injuries sustained but also helps you come into a state of heightened awareness. This heightened awareness can help you deal with the immediate aftermath of the incident.

The extra endorphins released in your body also help block out any physical pain you’d otherwise feel. In addition, these endorphins help boost your mood as well as increase your level of focus so that you can deal with the issues at hand.

You see, your body has several ways of dealing with trauma so that you’re able to handle the situation without becoming so overwhelmed that you shut down altogether. This is a reason why it’s in your best interest to visit a physician immediately after being involved in a car accident.

Medical Documentation Can Help You Later

If you’re in a crash, you’ll likely need to file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company in order to pay for the damages to your vehicle as well as any medical treatment you need as a result of the accident.

If you don’t see a doctor within a few days of your accident, your injuries may not be taken seriously by the insurance company. This can provide them with fair reasoning to deny coverage for medical care because they can say that your injuries are not a result of the accident.

However, you can prevent this from happening by seeking medical care within a few days of your accident and retaining the documentation you receive.

Dealing with the aftermath of an accident can sometimes be nearly as traumatic as the accident itself, but it doesn’t have to be. Attorney James "Jim" Dore, Jr. here at Dore Law Group, PLLC is highly skilled in the area of car accident personal injury law and has helped many other people just like you fight for justice. Let our team see if we can help you, too. Don’t wait—contact our office with your case right away.

Give our Kent personal injury attorney at Dore Law Group, PLLC a call today at tel(253) 236-3888 to discuss your case.