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A Doctor standing in a medical room.

A Doctor standing in a medical room.

You’ve been in a minor car accident, and though you’re seriously shaken up, you don’t think you’ve sustained any injuries. 

You’ve collected the other driver’s information, you’ve taken photographs of your car, and you’ve even gotten the badge numbers of the officers that arrived at the scene of the accident. 

But should you still go see the doctor? 

Read on to learn why going to a doctor after a car accident is essential. 

Because You Can’t See All Injuries Right Away

Delayed accident symptoms are serious business — and just because you feel fine and don’t see any bruises or cuts, doesn’t mean you’re not injured internally. 

Even if the accident was minor, you could still experience whiplash, back and neck pain/injury, and even a herniated disk. 

You may also have a potential spinal injury, a blood clot, a concussion, or even a brain injury. 

It’s best to go right to an urgent care center or even a hospital after a car accident. 

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Because You’ll Get Proactive Treatment

Another reason why you should go see the doctor after any kind of a car accident? 

Because the sooner you start treating even minor injuries, the better off you’ll be in the future. Often, immediate treatment can prevent injuries from getting worse. 

If left untreated, the pain can be severe, and even debilitating, meaning that you may be unable to work. 

If you notice any of these symptoms in the days or weeks after an accident, get medical treatment at once. 

Because If You Don’t, You’ll Have to Pay

Sometimes, what you thought were just minor car accident injuries turn out not to be so minor after all. 

In addition to the emotional trauma and physical pain and suffering, if you don’t go see a doctor after an accident, you will likely be responsible for footing the bill for accident injuries you didn’t cause. 

Without these medical documents, your insurance company likely won’t be interested in covering the cost of medical care as a result of the accident — or won’t believe that they’re from the accident at all. 

Because Medical Records Matter in a Lawsuit 

Above all, going to a doctor after a car accident matters because it strengthens your case in court. 

You will be much more likely to get the compensation you deserve with a medical record on your side. 

Doctors will provide the court and your attorney with medical records if needed, and can prove that the injuries happened as a direct result of the impact from a crash.

Go See the Doctor, Then Go See an Attorney

We hope that this post has convinced you that you absolutely must go see the doctor after a car accident. 

After that, you need to ensure that you have a powerful attorney on your side. 

That’s where we come in. 

We’ll fight to help you get the compensation that you deserve so that you can focus on getting better and moving on after your accident. 

Learn more about our experience with car accident cases, and reach out to us to schedule your consultation.  

Hakim, Toma & Yaldoo, P.C.

Attorneys and Counselors at law
8424 E. 12 Mile Road #200
Warren, MI 48093

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Hakim, Toma & Yaldoo, P.C.

 

Attorneys and Counselors at law
8424 E. 12 Mile Road #200
Warren, MI 48093

Contact Us

 

Call:    (855) 558-8250
Fax:    (855) 558-8250
Email: [email protected]

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