Should I See a Doctor After an Accident if I Don’t Feel Hurt?

Many individuals believe that they aren’t really injured immediately following an accident, so they don’t seek medical attention right away. Unfortunately, the symptoms of some medical conditions or injuries do not appear until hours or even days following an accident. Therefore, if you are involved in some type of accident, you should immediately seek medical attention, even if you don’t think that you have been injured. In addition to ensuring your good health, seeing a doctor following an accident is also likely to help you with any legal claim that you may have arising from the accident.

Car accidents can result in a number of different types of injuries, some of which have lasting effects, and others that do not. Whiplash is a common injury that impacts your neck, spine, and back. Broken bones, sprains, and strains to ligaments and muscles all can occur from being involved in a car accident. Back trauma can result in injuries to discs and vertebrae. The impact of a car crash can not only shake the body, but it can shake an individual’s brain inside his or her skull. This can result in a concussion, which can cause nausea, headaches, blurred vision, trouble concentrating, and difficulties thinking in general.

The bottom line is that even if you think your injuries are minor, or that you don’t have any injuries at all, you still need to see your doctor. Establishing a record of medical treatment can be helpful to your personal injury claim if an injury surfaces later or you find that you have an unexpected health condition that resulted from your accident. If you don’t get medical attention at the outset, you may actually hurt any claim for damages that you have in the event that you did sustain an injury.

Regardless of the issues that led to the motor vehicle crash that harmed you or your family member, you may very well have a personal injury claim under Wisconsin law. Call Boller & Vaughan today at (608) 268-0268, or contact us online at in order to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Wisconsin personal injury lawyers. Don’t give up on your losses without a fight for what you deserve from those responsible for your injuries.