To protect your safety during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, we offer telephone and video conferences. Please contact our office today to set up a remote consultation. For more information, read our blog post.

Should I see a doctor if I walk away from a car crash?

One question that many people ask regarding the aftermath of a car accident is whether they need to see a doctor. Obviously, if you or your passengers suffer serious injuries, this is not applicable, since you will receive medical treatment immediately following the accident. However, the question becomes a bit more difficult to answer if you are physically able to walk away from the crash.

There are some situations in which it is a good idea to have a medical exam even if you think you did not suffer injuries in the crash. Some common injuries that result after a car crash can actually show up days, weeks or even months after the crash. If you are aware of these potential injuries and remain aware of symptoms, you are more likely to see a doctor immediately rather than wait.

Delayed-onset injuries after a car crash

One common car crash injury is the concussion, but not everyone knows how to identify the signs and symptoms of a concussion. Furthermore, a concussion or other traumatic brain injury may lead to symptoms that can be mild enough to seem unrelated to the crash. For example, a headache in the hours and days following a car crash definitely warrants a doctor visit. It is important to document all your post-crash symptoms, no matter how mild or unrelated to the crash they may seem. 

Symptoms to watch out for

With a concussion or other traumatic brain injury after a car accident, there are specific symptoms to look out for. In addition to having a headache as described above, you may experience dizziness, disorientation, loss of balance or coordination, vision problems, ringing in your ears, nausea or vomiting, or even just a general sense of feeling tired. Since any of these symptoms on their own may not be cause for alarm, many car accident victims neglect to receive a follow-up doctor exam after the crash. However, since delayed-onset injuries do occur with car accidents, it is better to be safe than sorry. A medical visit can also help you by providing documentation of your injuries that you need if you decide to seek compensation through the court system.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Testimonials Client Testimonials

  • I was injured at work directly due to poor management decisions. I worked as a lifeguard and a child that was in the care of the day care facility on the campus ran away. He was in immediate danger. I… Shona M.
  • I have recommended Jonathan Levy and his law firm to my friends and one of them became his client. I am truly grateful for everything Jonathan Levy and his team have done on my behalf. He is truly a wonderful attorney. Faithe C.
  • Much to my surprise not only did they win my lawsuit but I ended up getting 3 times the original amount I was expecting to get! I could not have been more pleased with the staff and the outcome. Allison M.
  • If it wasn’t for your help, I know I wouldn’t have been able to win my case. I know that it was far away for you to come to Miami but your professionalism was outstanding. I will always recommend you. Maria W.
  • You might say you were even just doing your job, however, I think it’s essential that you realize how fortunate I am to have such a trusted esteemed attorney in my corner, blessed really. Anonymous
See All Testimonials
Write To Us

Have Questions? Need Legal Help?

We invite you to call our office at 561-331-5134 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your injury, illness or disability with one of our experienced lawyers. You can also send us an email.

Our team is happy to talk with you about your situation and what we can do to help you get back on track.

Contact Us

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Community Support

Our firm is proud to support organizations in the community. To the right are just a few of the community organizations we support:

  • American Lung Association of Florida – Southeast Area
  • Diabetes Research Institute
  • Hospice of Palm Beach County
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Karma Kastles
Read More

West Palm Beach
1401 Forum Way Sixth Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Phone: 561-331-5134
West Palm Beach Law Office Map

Port St. Lucie
1660 SW St. Lucie West Blvd Suite 300
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Phone: 561-331-5134
Port St. Lucie Law Office Map

  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • National Academy of Social Insurance
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Super Lawyers
  • The Florida Bar | Board Certified
  • Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | U.S.News | 2020