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November 2, 2021 | Gary Burger

Why It's Important to Seek Medical Care After an Auto Accident

St. Louis auto accident attorney Gary Burger explains why it is so vital to get immediate medical attention after being injured in an auto accident. Below is a transcript of this video:

I tried a car crash case a few weeks ago and there was a little bit delay in treatment although my clients did go to the ER but then they waited a little bit before chiropractic care, so make sure you go to the doctor because if you’re injured you probably need medical help. Make sure you continue to go to doctor and follow your doctor’s orders. Make sure you’re an accurate historian to the doctor about what happened in the incident, the pain level you have, the areas your body of that are hurting. Remember to tell him or her what hurt when and the cycle of the injuries and the symptoms you’ve had. Remember to continue to go get that medical care until you are 100% better.

Sometimes in accidents, the real pain and symptoms don’t happen till the next day or the day after that, so even if you don’t go to an urgent care or ER right away – one, two, three, four, five days out – go to the doctor, go to your primary care, go to the urgent care, go to someone and get medical care, and you really should pursue your medical care.

I have other videos talking about the types of injuries that you can sustain, parts of your body, that kind of stuff, but typically in an auto accident you get whiplash or whipping forces to your neck, and when all that forces to one little area in your vertebrae, in your neck, often you have neck pain, sometimes radiating pain in your hands and arms when your neck vertebrae is affected because your spinal column here innervates areas in your arm.

If you have any more questions about your medical or auto accident, call the car crash lawyers at Burger Law by calling (314) 500-HURT. Thank you.