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Is medical attention after car accidents necessary?

On Behalf of | May 23, 2018 | Car Accidents

Many people in the Carnegie area do not believe they need medical attention after they have been in a car accident. However, some accident victims sustain life-threatening injuries and require immediate emergency care. Others, who end up with minor injuries may need medical attention and not even know it. 

Getting medical attention after an accident may be one of the smartest things individuals can do that could ultimately help save their lives. According to Ktar.com, delayed car accident trauma can be hard to discern right after impact, as it can take several hours and weeks to show. Here are a few reasons why medical attention is necessary after car accidents. 

Delayed and nonobvious injuries can become worse 

Victims who sustain traumatic brain injuries are sometimes asymptomatic. They may look, sound and act the same as they did before their collisions. However, some injuries, such as TBIs (traumatic brain injuries) can cause victims to forget, experience changes in personality, sleeping and eating habits and other drastic changes that disrupt their normal and daily functions. 

Need evidence for legal and insurance claims 

If you are planning to file a claim with your insurer, or plan to pursue a claim against the person(s) who is at fault for the accident, getting medical attention can establish proof of your injuries. It is not necessarily impossible to win your claims without getting medical attention right after your car accident. But getting medical care can make it easier for you to get a better outcome and fair compensation.