Man with back pain after an accident going to the doctor.

You Should Go to a Doctor When You’re Injured: Here’s Why

When you are involved in an accident, such as a car crash, you may find yourself in a state of shock. Adrenaline may be coursing through your veins and you’ll likely find yourself worried about everything else but yourself. However, the distress of the situation should not prevent you from seeking medical attention. Here’s why.

It can link the cause of your pain to the accident 

Although you may not think it necessary, when you are involved in an accident it is always important to go to a doctor as soon as you can. If you wait longer than two or three days to seek medical treatment, you could face questioning as to whether your injuries are related to the accident. The cause of your pain will likely be questioned. The defendant may argue:


  • You previously had the pain/injury in question.
  • Your pain/injury was caused by something different altogether.
  • You’re making up the pain/injury that you claim.


No matter what, it is important to seek medical attention in a very timely manner after an accident. This includes acceptance of emergency services offered to you at the scene, visiting the ER, or at the very least your primary physician or local urgent care center. 

It can provide tangible evidence

One of the best things that you can do for your case is to provide a paper trail of evidence. By seeing a physician you have evidence to prove that you took the proper precautions to prevent your injury from becoming worse. Your injuries may still worsen over time. For this reason, many individuals often choose to wait a while to file a claim but will have proper evidence to prove exactly what happened.  

It can minimize potential injuries

It’s natural for the body to go into fight-or-flight mode after a shocking event such as a car accident. In an effort to keep you alert and to protect yourself, your body often hides the true extent of your pain. While you may feel fine, many injuries worsen over time. 

When you go to the doctor, you will have a professional check you out in detail. He or she is trained to identify issues based on symptoms and tests. By waiting longer to see a physician, what you thought was a simple issue (such as a headache) could end up being an early symptom for something much worse (such as a brain injury).

Even in the event that a doctor does not find anything, he or she can alert you as to what symptoms to look for based upon the incident. That way you’ll know to return to him or her should you begin to experience any of these symptoms.

It can provide peace of mind

After an accident, you may feel totally fine and find a doctor’s visit to be a waste of your time. However, although a doctor could find something that you may not have known to look for, even if a doctor finds that you are perfectly fine, hearing that can help to provide you with greater peace of mind. You will not have to worry that there could be something wrong that you are making worse by failing to treat.

The Attorneys at Jones Kahan Law, LLC Can Help Those in Ohio Who Have Been Injured in an Accident

If you have been injured in an accident, it can greatly impact many parts of your life. The physical, emotional, and financial toll can be overwhelming. That’s why it is so important to consult with a knowledgeable and experienced Personal Injury attorney

At Jones Kahan Law, LLC, our Cincinnati Personal Injury attorneys have a long history of dealing with personal injury accidents and have helped our clients to recover the compensation that they deserve. We will fight for what is in your best interest. We don’t charge you any attorneys’ fees until we win your case. To learn more or to schedule a free consultation, contact us today