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Why you should always seek medical treatment after a car accident

When it comes to dealing with the immediate aftermath of a car accident in Albuquerque, there is a possibility that you might not be able to think clearly. After all, you have just gone through a very traumatic event that could change your life. No matter how you feel or the thoughts that are running through your mind, you should not turn down any medical care you are offered. 

According to Fortune.com, in 2016, there were 40,000 car accident fatalities. That does not include the number of people who later succumbed to their injuries in the days, weeks and months following their accidents. Sometimes, injuries are not always apparent right after motor vehicle collisions. 

All car crashes do not cause obvious injuries. Sometimes victims look and feel fine, although they might have concussions, whiplash, severe muscle strain and internal bleeding. For example, you could end up with trauma to your brain that requires medical treatment and not even know it because you do not show obvious signs of injury, states FindLaw. 

Untreated injuries can become major issues that can further compromise your health. In addition to causing you more pain and inconvenience, they can lead to higher medical expenses and a longer and more challenging recovery. Sometimes, not getting medical treatment immediately after a car accident can cause your condition to become worse and lead to death. 

Nothing can take the place of a life once it is gone. As inconvenient and minor as a car wreck may seem, it is always in your best interest to get checked by a medical professional immediately afterward and in the weeks following one.

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