Should I Visit a Doctor After A Car Accident?

In our opinion at The Ruth Law Team, we recommend you visit a doctor or medical professional office immediately after a car crash. If possible, go the same day as the accident and get a full and detailed medical examination done. Documentation of your injuries will be crucial in your claim.

If you are claiming to have been injured from the accident, the insurance companies will want to see proof of injuries. Broken bones are often easy to diagnose, but other injuries such as whiplash or a traumatic brain injury may be less obvious.

Concussions, for example, are often more challenging to notice in the immediate aftermath of an accident as people often assume it’s just “shock” from the situation. Immediately see a doctor if you experience headaches, ringing of the ears (tinnitus), blurred vision, or have trouble thinking clearly. Soft tissue injuries should also be documented by a medical professional. Documentation becomes a critical element in the claim, and having medical doctors’ records act as proof of the injuries sustained as a result of the accident.