A common question we hear at GJEL Accident Attorneys is, “I don’t feel hurt after my car accident. Should I see a doctor?”. After an accident, your adrenaline will be running and the scene may be a bit chaotic. If you don’t see a doctor following an accident it may be difficult to associate pains that start occurring a few days after the accident.
Some of the common symptoms to appear a few days after an accident are:
- Pain: Physical pain reoccurring in a previously injured area or a new area.
- Discomfort: General discomfort throughout your body.
- Dizziness: Getting dizzy when you previously did not.
- Numbness: Any numbness in the body.
The advice to see a doctor right away is to protect your health and make sure your body is OK. Ideally, you should see a doctor within 72 hours of the accident.
Sometimes People Don’t Seek Medical Attention Because The Accident Was Their Fault
Don’t let this stop you from getting immediate medical attention. In fact, according to Fred Koberlein, Jr., a Lake City, FL car accident lawyer, “First, seek medical attention. Even if you are not at fault your insurance will cover up to $10,000.00 dollars of the initial expenses, and possibly more.”
Don’t Be Tough & Wait It Out
One of the biggest mistakes people make is trying to be tough and not seeing a doctor or just waiting for the pain to go away. Since insurance companies use computer data to determine whether a claim is valid, the sooner you can get to a doctor the better.