You should schedule a checkup with your doctor if you were involved in a motor vehicle accident of any severity. Some people believe that if they didn’t require transportation to an emergency room after the accident, then they are likely in the clear in a medical sense. This is not always true. Certain injuries do not show symptoms right away, but can nonetheless be serious medical issues that require treatment.
Although it’s wise to visit the doctor even if you aren’t experiencing symptoms, here a some of the signs that a serious injury may be present:
- Back, neck, and shoulder pain
- Abdominal pain
- Pain anywhere else on the body
- Loss of coordination
- Loss of sensation
- Stinging, prickling, or pins and needles
- Blurred vision
- Double vision
- Strange taste in your mouth or inability to taste or smell
- Nausea and vomiting
- Changes in your normal bodily functions and health
It’s always a good idea to get checked out. First all, it’s important because catching medical conditions early is a good way to get started on the path to effective recovery. Secondly, it’s important to go to the doctor because doing so starts a process of documentation of any injuries. If you were to pursue a claim against the responsible party, having this documentation and official accounting of your injuries can be very important to arguing your case. Be sure to save all the reports, letters, bills, payments, and other documents related to any medical care you receive following the accident.
The aftermath of a serious car crash tends to be overwhelming, frustrating, and painful. Attorney Laurie Robbins provides clear, honest answers to your questions about medical care, and pursuing payment for this care when the accident was caused by someone else.
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