When to See a Doctor After a Car Accident
Unfortunately, car accidents happen all the time and can happen to any one of us, especially driving along the busy, and quiet roads of Boise. Following a Boise car accident, certain chemicals are released that mask pain. Because of this, you might feel fine after just receiving a major or minor blow to your system. Upon receiving any type of trauma, our body goes into shock as our mind tries to mentally and physically absorb what just happened. Therefore, it is important to be immediately be seen by a doctor, no matter how good you might feel. By mentioning that you have just been in a car accident, the doctor will know exactly what to look for.
Most car accidents affect the spinal column—particularly the neck and back. Even more specifically, whiplash, muscle/ligament strains and disc injuries are quite common. Again, the symptoms from these types of injuries do not always show up right away, and may not surface for days or even weeks. This is why it is so important to be fully examined by a doctor following any type of car accident in or around the Boise area.
On the other side of this equation is the insurance company. Insurance companies are trained to look at such things as how promptly you seek medical treatment to determine the extent of your injuries. This is another huge reason why it is so important to be seen by a doctor following any type of car accident.
Every Boise car accident is jarring in the sense that an unnatural blunt force has just impacted your body from several angles. This type of trauma can cause all kinds of problems with not just what you see, but, even more importantly, what you don’t see, including your internal organs. An initial and immediate medical examination will help guarantee you have not missed anything that you might suffer long after the accident took place.
Should you choose not to be seen, as more times passes, you run the risk of the insurance company arguing that something else, most likely, caused your injury. The more time that passes, the greater the doubt. When it comes to an insurance claim, insurers know that the most important matters always come first. It is up to you to make sure your health and well-being are your most important matters. If you don’t, the last thing you want to hear, after all you’ve been through, is that you are faking or exaggerating the extent of your accident. Because of the amount of cases, insurance companies see, they know quickly the red flags that show intention on the part of the claimant. On the other hand, insurance companies also know that if a thorough medical examination was conducted following a car accident, the validity of the claim goes up.
Just remember, not being examined can hurt your case and become, not just a personal duty, but a legal issue. So, even if you only experience simple, minimal pain, always be seen by a doctor to make sure you have no long-term effects.
For more information about filing an insurance, claim in or around the Boise area, following an automobile accident, contact Morgan Law today at (208)789-2098.