Why Is It Important to See a Doctor After a Car Accident?

Too many people often skip seeing a doctor after being involved in a car accident. Even if there is lingering pain, you may believe that you will heal as time passes. 

However, even if you did not suffer any visible injuries, it is imperative to receive medical attention after a crash. The truth is people rarely see a collision coming before getting hit, which means no time to brace themselves for impact. This means a minor fender bender can still result in injuries. 

The following are three reasons why it is important to see a doctor after a car accident: 

  1. Your health – The most important thing you need to take care of after a crash is yourself. Soft tissue injuries such as whiplash are not always immediately apparent after experiencing a rush of adrenaline right after the collision. What is a headache could actually be a concussion and failure to address the issue right away can lead to worsened symptoms and further injury. Lastly, a traumatic car accident can also cause emotional anguish, such anxiety or even PTSD. 

  1. Your evidence – If you were injured in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, your doctor could document the full extent of your injuries. You could use these medical records as evidence in an accident claim or personal injury lawsuit in order to recover your entitled compensation. Without these records, proving your case would be extremely challenging. 

  1. Your defense – Because you pay your auto insurance every month, you expect the insurance company to take care of you in the event of a collision. Unfortunately, insurance agents are only looking for the best interests of the company – not the customer. They will do whatever it takes to claim your injuries are not serious enough – or do not exist – to find any excuse to either reduce your compensation or deny your claim altogether. Your medical records could prove the severity of your injury and maximize what you are owed. 

If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver in Bryan or College Station, TX, look no further than Rodriguez & Gimbert, P.L.L.C. to fight for the compensation and justice you deserve. Our experienced legal team can investigate your accident, collect evidence, negotiate with insurers, and help you get the best possible outcome in your case. 

Contact us today at (979) 559-3599 for a free initial consultation. Let Rodriguez & Gimbert, P.L.L.C. protect your rights and best interests throughout the legal process while you recover from injury.