Should you see a doctor after a car accident?

Being involved in a crash can leave any person feeling frightened and confused. Without question, it can be difficult to think clearly after experiencing a stressful event such as a car accident. One of the most common questions for those who are involved in car accidents is if they should see a doctor. Some injuries that happen in car accidents are not noticeable at first but can lead to major complications later. Here are a few delayed injury symptoms to look out for following a car accident.

Headaches

It is very common to have headaches following a car accident. Most of the time, headaches are harmless and go away with time. However, headaches can be a symptom of more serious problems like blood clots or concussions. It is a good idea to visit a doctor if a headache develops after a crash.

Back pain

Back pain is also common following a car accident. Any back discomfort could be a symptom of whiplash, a herniated disc or a serious spinal injury. A back injury can be debilitating, so seek medical attention if back pain is experienced after a car accident

Abdominal pain

Those who are involved in car accidents may think that abdominal pains are nothing but sore muscles. However, any pain around the abdominal area could signal something more serious such as internal bleeding. Internal bleeding is a life-threatening condition that sometimes goes undiscovered for days. See a doctor if abdominal pain appears after a crash.

Just because an individual feels fine following an accident does not mean that he or she avoided injuries. It is a good idea to always see a doctor after being involved in a car accident. Those in Michigan who suffer injuries in car accidents due to the negligence of another party have the right to seek legal recourse. Damages from a successful lawsuit could help those injured pay for medical expenses and other documented monetary damages.

Categories: Auto Accidents

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