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What If My Car Accident Injuries Don’t Show Up Right Away?

Published on Aug 8, 2018 at 5:07 pm in Car Accidents.

Car accidents can cause devastating injuries that are painful and can take a long time to recover. With a skilled Milwaukee car wreck injury lawyer at your side, you won’t have to worry about the financial stresses that follow a car accident. Your compensation could cover pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earnings, and property damage.

Car Accidents and Shock

A car accident is a traumatic experience whether it’s a major accident or minor accident. The accident doesn’t have to be catastrophic for people still go through fear and stress afterward. They may also be worrying about the future because they now have to report an accident, file a claim, and may have an injury or a damaged car.

When people are in a car accident and have these emotions and thoughts running through their head, they will probably experience shock or have adrenaline in their system. They may not feel like they have injuries because these chemicals can mask symptoms of injuries. Their injuries may not present themselves for a few hours or even days. This could make people feel like they’re perfectly healthy when they’re not. They won’t go to the doctor for an evaluation or keep going to work or continue to do activities that an injured person should not be doing.

Why Should You See a Doctor After a Car Accident? 

Seeing a doctor as soon as possible after a car accident will help you recover and can help your claim. Even if you don’t feel symptoms of injuries, your doctor will evaluate your health and will know if you have a car accident injury like a concussion or whiplash. Then you can get started on treatment as soon as possible.

Waiting too long to go to the doctor may make your injuries worsen. They could become more painful or take longer to heal. Some may develop into chronic conditions that you’ll have to deal with for the rest of your life. But this can be avoided if you get a medical evaluation as soon as you can after a car accident.

It’s also vital for you to follow your doctor’s treatment plan. Ignoring their recommendations after a health evaluation would prevent your injuries from healing and they could get worse over time.

When you file for your claim, you’ll want your settlement to cover the cost of your medical expenses. But because you didn’t take care of the injuries in a timely fashion and waiting made your injuries worse, or didn’t do what your doctor said and your injuries progressed, it could cost more to treat them. Insurance companies may contest your claim for full compensation and your settlement may not cover the full costs of your medical expenses.

No matter how you feel after a car accident, you need to see a doctor to make sure you’re not hurt. You’ll have peace of mind that a medical professional will help you recover and you’ll know that you’re not jeopardizing your claim.

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