People who are involved in car accidents don’t necessarily feel pain after the crash. Without pain, these individuals often don’t visit a doctor, assuming that they weren’t injured. Other victims of car accidents may feel some pain, but guess that they’re simply sore from the crash and don’t need to receive medical attention.
Anyone involved in a car accident should see a doctor promptly. Here’s why:
Some Injuries May Have Delayed Symptoms
The symptoms of some common auto accident injuries, manely soft tissue injuries, may not appear immediately. The delayed onset of symptoms of whiplash, for example, make it common for the injury to go untreated. In fact, symptoms of whiplash may take days or even weeks to set in. When the symptoms do become apparent, patients will face a longer, more extensive recovery period than if they were to seek out treatment immediately.