Why You Should See a Doctor Right after an Auto Accident

If you were in an auto accident, seeing a doctor or medical expert is in your best interest. Often, people that have experienced an accident will decline to go to the doctor, simply because they feel that they are fine or are not currently experiencing pain. However, later on, many of these individuals feel stiffness, pains, or other effects of the injuries they sustained. Injuries can be incredibly serious and simply shrugging them off because “the pain will probably go away eventually” can be dangerous.

Our Myrtle Beach auto accident lawyer shares warning signs that, if you experience them, you should see a physician as soon as you are able.

You should see a doctor if you are experiencing:

  • Headaches or dizziness
  • Blurred vision and slurred speech
  • Stiffness, muscle soreness, trouble moving
  • Sharp pains, difficulty putting weight on parts of your body due to pain
  • Trouble remembering things or completing tasks
  • Unexplained changes in mood, emotions, or behavior
  • Unexplained fatigue or tiredness

It is important to see a doctor as soon as you are able because waiting can hurt your claim to compensation. If you allow for too much time to pass between your accident and seeking a doctor, the other party’s insurance company may try to discredit your injuries by pointing out the length of time and questioning you about how you can prove the accident caused the injuries. When this occurs, it is more difficult to prove that the injuries were sustained because of the negligent party and that your injuries are impairing your life.

If you have been in an auto accident, contact a doctor and get a medical expert's input. After that, call our Myrtle Beach auto accident attorney for the legal counsel you need during this difficult time.

Schedule a consultation today by calling us at (843) 695-7700.