In the seconds after the collision, you slowly and carefully consider whether you feel pain in any part of your body. In the minutes and hours to come, you continually assess how you feel. So far, you feel very lucky not to experience pain or discomfort.
You seem to be okay, but are you?
Don’t Delay Medical Care
Even if you feel fine, it is essential to see a doctor after a car crash. The adrenaline in your body may be masking injury symptoms. A doctor can thoroughly examine you and may be able to diagnose accident injuries before you feel any pain.
A prompt diagnosis is important for two reasons:
- It allows medical treatment to start as soon as possible. Treatment may help you recover more quickly and experience less pain during your recovery period.
- Your medical record will contain important information about your accident injuries. To recover damages in an accident case, you must prove that the accident caused your injuries. The sooner you see a doctor after the crash, the easier it is to prove causation.
Even if you decide not to see a doctor soon after your crash, you should continue to watch for potential signs of injury.
Symptoms of Delayed Car Accident Injuries
In the days after an accident, you may begin to experience symptoms of an injury, such as:
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Back pain
- Nausea or vomiting
- Difficulty concentrating or confusion
- Vision changes
Additionally, you may experience emotional changes such as anxiety, anger, accident flashbacks, and trouble sleeping. If you experience any of these symptoms or other physical or emotional changes, you should see a doctor as soon as possible.
Don’t Delay in Contacting a Kansas City Accident Lawyer
Whether your symptoms appeared immediately or only after some time had passed, a Kansas City car accident attorney will thoroughly evaluate your case, advise you of your legal options, and fight hard for your fair car accident compensation. Please contact Fletcher Law Office today to request a free, no-obligation consultation about your potential case.