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After a Car Accident: Do I Really Need to See a Doctor?

By Breyer Law Offices on December 17, 2009

Yes. Even you just feel “shaken up” after being rear-ended by a truck, it’s important to be examined by your doctor. Many times patients don’t feel physical symptoms until 12 to 24 hours after the accident takes place – even if a major injury occurred.


If you are feeling pain or discomfort immediately after an accident, it is important to seek medical attention. Many times, patients think the pain will simply go away, or that they can “grin and bear it.”

But injuries might actually get worse if you don’t get immediate medical attention. In such cases, your chances of receiving financial compensation go down the drain since there’s no record of the injury at the time of the accident. Seeing a doctor right away will not only provide a preliminary diagnosis and proper documentation should you pursue a personal injury lawsuit, but it can actually help minimize both pain and future visits to the doctor.

Once you have been diagnosed, be sure to follow your doctor’s orders to the letter and do not miss any appointments. Doing so can be used against you by the defense in court.

If you have suffered any injuries in an auto accident in Arizona, please feel free to contact the skilled Phoenix personal injury lawyers at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. We always offer a free, no-obligation consultation for potential clients. Call us today for more information regarding your case.

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