After you have been involved in auto accident, you need to get checked out by a doctor. Auto accident injuries may be delayed. If you go get checked out after an accident, you will know if your injuries are serious or just minor. Not getting checked out after an accident may cost you money in the long run. In some states that require pip, if you wait to long to go see a doctor, you may find yourself paying for all the medical bills.
When should i go get checked out
You should get checked out by a doctor immediately following an accident. If you can not find a doctor in your area, you may need to go to the ER. Going to emergency room may seem to be waste of time to some people. I would consider it a waste of my time, however, its critical to document injury, and when you go to the ER you are doing just that.
Make sure if you do go to the ER, that you tell them how you were injured. There have been some cases where the injured party did not even tell the doctor how they were injured. Whiplash is a common auto injury and you may not have symptoms for quite some time. Whiplash is the rapid deceleration of your head and neck, then the trust back into the headrest. This motion causes is a whipping motion, hence whiplash.
Common symptoms after a car accident might be:
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Tingling sensation
- Difficulty concentrating
- Shoulder Pain
- Arm Pain
- Leg Pain
- Difficulty Sleeping
- contusions (bruising)
- Muscle Weakness
Ask the Doctor Questions When getting checked out
When getting checked out for an auto accident with the doctor, ask questions if you have any, don’t assume anything. Knowing is better than not. We see to many people who shy away from asking questions. Some might think doctors are unapproachable, this is false, doctors do what they do to help people better their lives and live pain free. They would welcome any questions you have.
You can never ask to many questions when you have an auto related injury. You need to make sure you do everything correct. We see to many gaps in treatment, and people who do follow the doctors advice. Gaps in treatment and not following the doctors advice in a car accident injury could cost you.
When you have been injured in an accident, See a Doctor immediately. If we do not have a doctor listed in your area, Contact us