This Is Why You Should Still See a Doctor After a Car Accident, Even if You Don’t Feel Injured

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Getting into a car accident is the last thing you want to experience on the road. Unfortunately, collisions happen all the time. If you’re involved in a relatively minor crash, you may not think that you need to seek medical attention.

Skipping a doctor visit following a wreck may not be the best course of action. Keep reading to learn more.

You May Not Know You’re Injured

It is very common for injured accident victims not to feel the pain of injuries sustained right away. In fact, it can take hours, days, or even weeks for the pain of the injuries to materialize.

The reason why you may not feel the pain of your injuries right away is that you may be in a state of shock as a result of the trauma from the accident. When your mind is in a state of shock, it can prevent you from feeling pain.

This is one reason why it’s in your best interest to seek medical attention soon after being involved in a car accident, even if you don’t feel injured.


Whiplash is a common injury associated with car accidents and it occurs when your head moves back and then suddenly forwards with significant force. Whiplash is the result of your neck’s soft tissues extending beyond their usual range of motion.

Most people feel the symptoms of whiplash within 24 hours, but others have reported the pain didn’t present itself for several days later.

Regardless of what ailment you could possibly have, it’s wise to get yourself checked out by a medical professional following a collision, even if it doesn’t feel like you need to.

If you’ve been involved in an injury-sustaining car accident, our attorneys here at Gaddis, Herd, Craw & Adams, P.C. may be able to help. We have helped many other people in similar situations obtain the compensation they deserved, and we may be able to help you, too. Don’t hesitate to contact our office right away with any questions you may have.

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