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Why is Seeking Medical Attention After a Car Crash so Important?

Why is Seeking Medical Attention After a Car Crash so ImportantAny experienced Baltimore, MD car accident lawyer will tell you that drivers who have been crashed into by another vehicle often require medical attention of some level. While not all collisions end in an emergency situation, it is always possible. Injuries resulting from a car accident should be treated promptly, as even a minor wound could become something worse in the days to follow. Unfortunately, not every person involved in a car accident sees the doctor right away. They may wait to see how they feel in the days, weeks or even months afterwards. Here in the article to follow, a knowledgeable and skilled Baltimore, MD car accident lawyer has answered questions as to why this may not be the best idea.

How is it possible that I feel my injuries later, but not at the time?

To answer this question, it is important to understand how adrenaline can affect our body. After a traumatic event (such as a car crash), our body may surge into a fight or flight response. Along with this, can come a flooding of adrenaline. This hormone can raise a person’s heart rate, ramp up sweat production and dilate pupils. The intention of this hormone is to get a person ready to deal with the sudden and very stressful environment.

So, according to a Baltimore, MD car accident lawyer, adrenaline can actually also block our ability to sense pain. A victim of a car crash may not realize how seriously hurt they are due to a state called “stress-induced analgesia.” While immediate damage may not be felt, injuries can worsen through delayed medical attention and treatment.

What are signs that I should see my doctor after a car accident?

As mentioned in the previous question, seeing a doctor may be the best idea even if you do not feel aches and pains right away. It is encouraged that you visit a hospital or call for an ambulance at the scene, just in case. However, if you must wait, a Baltimore, MD car accident lawyer will advise that you then keep an eye out for these symptoms, as it could mean you sustained a serious injury:

  • Overall pain, discomfort, decreased flexibility
  • Stiffness in neck and upper back, in addition to itching or burning (could be a sign of whiplash)
  • Dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting (could be a sign of concussion or other brain injury)
  • Decreased range of motion in any area of your body
  • Numbness or weakness (could be a sign of herniated/bulging disc)

Can I sue the other driver for compensation?

Victims of a car accident may be able to file a civil lawsuit against the other driver to seek compensation for medical expenses, loss of pay and car repairs. Do keep in mind that if you did not receive medical attention right away, it could reflect poorly during your lawsuit. If you are not sure what to do next, you may want to meet with an Baltimore, MD car accident lawyer who can give you insight and advice for how to proceed. You may want to take with you any evidence, receipts and other documents related to your losses for the consultation, so your attorney has plenty of information to work with. Call Cohen & Cohen today to set up your free consultation.

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