A car accident can result in both emotional and physical harm. They almost always lead to shock, whether it lasts only a few minutes or a few days. Along with this shock comes an adrenaline rush, which can mask the pain of physical injuries. In some ways, it’s very handy because the adrenaline allows us to focus on the immediate tasks necessary after a car accident, like moving safely out of traffic, checking for serious injuries, and calling the police. After your mind has calmed down and had time to process the accident, you may notice aches and pains that weren’t there before the accident. One of the most common pieces of advice you’ll hear from well-wishers is to “go see a doctor”. How you go about selecting a doctor after an accident depends on your injury or pain.
Even if you aren’t in pain or think your pain is a mild, temporary discomfort that will go away with time, you should still make an appointment to see a medical professional. Many injuries are unnoticed at the time, but can cause pain and even disability days, weeks, months, and even years later. A doctor can give you an exam to rule out serious injury or to diagnosis whatever injury is plaguing you, then get you started on a recovery plan. When selecting a doctor, consider these choices:
After your initial exam and diagnosis, any of these medical professionals may recommend imaging tests or other therapies or refer you to specialists to support your recovery. All of them should look for signs of concussion and brain injury in addition to whiplash, disc injuries, and muscle or joint injuries. Always be completely honest about your symptoms and their severity as it will help aid diagnosis and recovery. This includes any emotions or fear you may be feeling related to the accident. Selecting a doctor may mean more than just choosing a medical doctor, counseling and therapy may be needed after an accident, too.
If you have been injured in an auto accident, you may be able to file an insurance claim or a personal injury claim to help cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Contact the personal injury team at Madison’s Eisenberg Law Offices for a free consultation by calling 608-256-8356 or emailing Info@eisenberglaw.org.
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