Being involved in a car accident is an exciting event. Maybe not in the traditional sense of the word, but because the human body is designed to respond to stressful situations by exciting the nervous system. It sends out an urgent signal that triggers what is known as the “fight or flight” response. This gives a person the energy to either face danger or flee. You might be wondering what this has to do with your medical care after a crash. The answer is simple—too many people fail to seek needed medical care because they think they are not hurt. The body’s response can mask injury symptoms, and accident victims realize too late that they do need treatment.
Seek Care Right Away Even If You Feel Fine
It’s important to always get checked out by a medical professional after a car accident, even if it seems like a minor accident or you think you feel fine. The fight or flight response can activate at the first sign of danger, so even low-speed accidents can leave the body experiencing an energy surge and registering less pain than it normally would. Only a medical professional can provide a full view of your health after an accident.
Additionally, in some cases, minor injuries can develop into more serious health issues over time. In these situations, a doctor may be able to help accident victims anticipate future problems and address them promptly.
Failure to Seek Care Can Damage Your Legal Claim
Not only is failing to seek medical care risky for your health, but it can also cause problems with a legal claim. A personal injury case is based on the idea that the accident victim suffered an injury because of another person’s irresponsible actions. If a victim never visits a doctor, the insurance company and opposing lawyers will argue that an injury doesn’t exist or isn’t severe enough to warrant a legal claim. Getting checked out by a doctor directly after the accident can preserve both your physical health and your ability to file a successful claim.
Our Accident Professionals Can Help Secure the Medical Care You Need
In some cases, accident victims simply aren’t sure where to get the medical care they need. Whether you don’t have health insurance or you just don’t have a doctor, when you call 763-251-PAIN, our accident professionals can help you find a care provider that meets your specific needs. Our free service will provide you with recommendations for physicians and attorneys who understand your situation and will work together to help you obtain the best possible outcome. Take the first step moving forward with your life by calling us today. We are available 24/7 to hear your story.