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I Don’t Feel an Injury. Should I Go to the Doctor?

I Don’t Feel an Injury. Should I Go to the Doctor?

I Don’t Feel an Injury. Should I Go to the Doctor?

In a car crash, it’s easy for adrenaline levels to spike, causing you a vast amount of confusion and disorientation. One of the most significant issues in the aftermath of a car accident is suffering a severe injury that impacts your daily life.

Proving an injury is what helps you recover compensation following a crash. However, what happens if you get out of your vehicle, and you don’t feel like you have an injury? Is it still necessary to go to the doctor? We’ll explain how you benefit from a trip to a medical professional below.

Medical Attention is Not Necessary but Recommended

While you don’t have to go to a doctor, it could be helpful. Not all injuries are immediately apparent, and some may take hours, days, or weeks to fully manifest. Getting medical attention helps to determine if the injury you suffer is from the accident.

If you feel even slight pain, it’s something that can worsen over time. The adrenaline you feel in a crash may make it challenging to experience pain from the injury, so it’s best to be safe rather than delay because you think you’re fine.

The “Pre-Existing Injury” Tactic

If you don’t get medical attention after a crash—even in the weeks that follow—the insurance company may try to claim that you have an injury that occurred before the crash happened. If an insurance company can successfully claim you have a pre-existing injury, it can damage your claim.

Insurance companies are in business for profit. They’re not always willing to pay out the compensation you need when it comes at the expense of their income. As such, they’ll use any tactic necessary to prove that you should not receive the amount of compensation you require to cover damages from the accident.

Our Houston car accident attorneys at Daspit Law are here to help you. Let us be your guide throughout the process and pursue the outcome you need to move forward. We safeguard your best interests and go above and beyond when you need us most.

Call us today at (888) 273-1045 for a free consultation.