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3 reasons to seek medical attention immediately after an accident

A car accident is a traumatic incident for any driver, and the immediate aftermath can leave you overwhelmed and unsure of what to do. With the onslaught of calls from insurance companies and the pressure of dealing with law enforcement, it can be easy to put off seeking the medical care you need. This can be a dangerous and costly mistake.

According to the New Jersey Department of Transportation, there are nearly 60,000 car accidents annually in the state that result in injuries. Even if you are lucky enough to emerge from an auto collision seemingly unscathed, there are a few reasons why it is imperative that you get treatment as soon as possible.

Adrenaline can mask injuries

Many people assess their condition following an accident based on whether they see visible injuries or feel physical pain. If you experience neither of these, it is certainly a good sign, but it does not mean you are out of the woods. Your body will naturally produce adrenaline in response to the shock of the accident, and this can counteract the response of your pain receptors.

You need documentation

Your health is not the only reason you should seek medical treatment as soon as possible following an accident. Though this is important, it is equally important to establish documentation regarding the crash and its effects. If you were to pursue legal action, having a paper trail from your doctor would be essential to confirming your injuries.   

Waiting can be expensive

Time is of the essence when it comes to seeking medical treatment after an accident. The longer you wait, the more severe your injuries may become, and the more difficult it will be to establish the accident as the direct cause. In the context of pursuing legal action, this can be a costly mistake — so do not put off seeing your doctor after an accident.

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