Even if you’re just “a little sore”, it is best that you go see a doctor right away.
Most car accidents result in injuries. While some injuries manifest immediately, there are injuries that take time before they show symptoms. These injuries can be internal injuries. And they can worsen over time.
Because the human body generates adrenaline and endorphin after an accident, you might not feel the injuries right away. It may take hours or even days after. But even though you feel fine, it doesn’t mean that you are fine. If you seek medical treatment early, then you can identify the injuries that can be more serious in the future.
One of the common “silent” injuries after a car accident is whiplash. It is a soft tissue injury that may take days, weeks, or months to manifest its symptoms. It usually happens when the head is forcefully thrown forward and backward. Whiplash may seem harmless, but it can become extremely painful over time.
So don’t hesitate and go see a doctor immediately. A doctor is in the best position to tell you the injuries that you suffered. Seeking immediate medical treatment could also be beneficial for your insurance claim. If you see a doctor late, then the insurance company might argue that you were really not that injured in the accident.
If you want to be guided through all the process after an accident, consult with an experienced attorney. No matter how minor your injuries are—after a car accident—you need all the help that you can get.