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Why you always want to see a doctor after a car crash

Some people need immediate medical attention after a car crash. For others, it’s not as apparent. Instead, they may feel relatively fine after a car crash, and they may just want to go home. However, it is wise to always see a doctor after an auto collision if there is any concern at all about injuries.

Your adrenaline makes you feel better than you actually are

After any intense activity, your body will receive a rush of adrenaline. This is a hormone your body naturally produces, and is responsible for initiating your fight or flight response. Adrenaline helps mask pain, so you can better get through a traumatic incident. Due to this, you may feel fine after a car crash, even though you may have injuries. It can take days or weeks for the pain to get bad, but you will want to begin any treatment well before tha

A prompt medical examination is important

Ideally, you will see a doctor within 24 hours of a crash. If you wait a week or more, you may have a harder time making a successful injury claim. Insurance companies look for any reason to deny your claim. When people wait too long after a collision to be examined by a doctor, it is tougher to prove the injuries were a result of the car crash. The doctors may also be reluctant to describe injuries as being from a collision if you are hurt seeing them weeks after the event.

Even if you were first healthy before the crash, and afterward are not, the insurance company may fight to minimize or deny your claim. In addition to seeing a doctor promptly, you should follow the treatment regimen precisely to show you have done everything within your power to get better.

In Minnesota your own auto insurer will pay the first $20,000.00 of medical bills without regard to fault, so you do not need to worry about paying the medical bills.

If you have been injured, you should get legal representation promptly to assist with what is often a complex process.

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