Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Benefits of Visiting a Doctor After a Car Accident

Brought to you by our friends at Howie, Sacks and Henry LLP, Canada

There are some car accidents that are major and can result in serious injury to the driver and his or her passengers. Other accidents are called fender-benders and these sometimes result in minor injuries. Regardless of how minor the car accident appears to be, it’s a good idea for the driver to get checked by a doctor. Consider some of the reasons why it's beneficial to a driver’s health to get checked out by a doctor after being involved in a car accident. 

An Unknown Injury

One of the reasons why a driver should be examined by a doctor after a car accident is because some injuries can show up a day or two after the incident. For instance, a driver may strain his or her neck during a fender-bender. However, the person may not experience neck pain until the morning or day after the car accident. If the person is checked by a doctor, the physician can make note of the injury and this information can be included in the driver’s car accident claim

An Internal Injury

Another reason why a driver should be examined by a doctor after any type of car accident is to check for internal injuries. A doctor can perform certain tests that rule out internal injuries that the driver may not be aware of. Oftentimes, a driver’s mid-section will hit the steering wheel when an accident occurs and he or she will suffer internally from the sudden impact. A doctor is able to make note of these types of injuries and provide treatment for the person. A driver who is injured in a car accident may want to take action and contact a legal team such as HSH lawyers for assistance.

Documentation

Visiting a doctor after a car accident allows a driver to have a record of his or her condition after the incident. So, if anything changes or a small injury worsens, the driver will have documented proof of his or her health condition. This can help the driver if he or she decides to pursue the issue with the other party involved in the car accident.

Remember, even if you don't feel hurt, it's best to get examined by a doctor who knows what signs to look for. This can benefit your long-term health and prevent other related problems.

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