Why Should You See a Doctor after an Auto Accident?

by Staff Blogger | November 1st, 2017

At Ponce Law, we’ve helped auto accident victims in Nashville and throughout Middle Tennessee for many years. While accident victims may feel fine in the hours and days after their accidents, they can still develop severe pain and accident-related complications later on.

It’s important to understand that auto accident-related injuries aren’t always obvious. Many take time to show up, especially when pain and other symptoms are masked by adrenaline, shock, and other injuries.

Whether you go to the hospital immediately after the crash via ambulance or arrange your own transportation to the ER or your doctor’s office, it’s vital that you get medical attention for two reasons:

  1. It protects your health and rules out complications. In severe cases, auto accidents can cause victims to develop life-threatening complications, including organ damage and internal bleeding. Those complications aren’t always obvious after accidents and may require a diagnosis from a medical professional.
  2. It creates valuable evidence if you decide to pursue a claim for compensation. Insurance companies always want proof that injuries are linked to auto accidents. And unless you visit a doctor right away, the insurance company may be skeptical that your injuries were caused by the crash, putting your chances of receiving compensation in jeopardy.

Don’t wait to get the medical attention you need or the legal representation you deserve after an auto accident that wasn’t your fault. After you’ve been treated by a doctor, get in touch with our Nashville car accident attorneys. Call today for a free consultation.