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Reasons to always see a doctor after a car accident

Occasionally, it is readily apparent when someone needs to go to the hospital after a car accident. For example, in Fawn Township, slick road conditions led to a two-car crash that resulted in one person needing to go to the nearest hospital. 

In other cases, however, injuries may not be readily apparent. You may feel fine after a collision and think you just need to get in touch with your auto insurance agency after the incident. However, you should always see a doctor no matter how good you feel. You seriously jeopardize your car accident claim when you neglect to see a doctor within 24 hours of the crash. 

Your injuries may not be obvious

Car accidents place a ton of stress on the body. You experience an immense amount of trauma, which leads to a rush of adrenaline into the body. Adrenaline masks pain, so you may not feel any symptoms until a day or two after the collision. If you see a doctor at this point, then it may be difficult to link your injuries to the crash itself. At least, that is what your insurance agency will claim. There are various injuries you may suffer from after a crash, so you need to keep an eye out for the following:

  • Concussions
  • Whiplash
  • Knee injuries
  • Back injuries

You want medical forms for your records

You may need to go to court to retrieve damages. You will need to provide evidence as to why you think you should get more money from your insurance company. A doctor's forms will serve as great pieces of evidence, and you want these records to be as complete as possible. You need to show you went to a doctor shortly after a crash, so your injuries directly relate to the collision. You also want to show you took medication and went to all follow-up appointments your doctor recommended. 

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