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The importance of seeing a doctor after a crash 

On Behalf of | Jan 26, 2024 | PERSONAL INJURY (PLAINTIFF) - Commercial Vehicle Accidents |

There are millions of car accidents every year in the U.S. While many people walk away from an accident with minor injuries, this isn’t always the case. Severe injuries and fatalities do happen in road traffic collisions. 

If you’ve been injured in a crash, there are several steps you need to take. First and foremost, you should see a doctor. Here’s why it’s so important to see a doctor after a crash. 

Health reasons 

The most obvious reason to see a doctor is to protect your health. If you’ve suffered visible injuries after a crash, then a doctor can attend to these immediately and give you the best chance of recovery. 

Importantly, it isn’t always immediately obvious that you need medical attention after a crash, but it’s still important that you get it. Some of the most serious types of injuries show no external symptoms. For instance, you may have a bleed on the brain despite not having a cut on your head. Or, your organs may be bleeding internally without you feeling any pain. The technology that doctors have allows them to pick up on hidden injuries. 

Legal reasons 

As well as protecting your health, there are also legal benefits to seeing a doctor. If your crash was caused by someone else’s negligence, then you may be able to hold the negligent party to account. It can be difficult to prove the causes and extent of your injuries without medical records. 

Seeing a doctor should be your first step after being in an accident. After that, you can start exploring your legal options. Personal injury compensation can help cover your medical bills and other expenses associated with the crash.