When you’ve been involved in a car accident, you may initially think you are fine and do not need medical attention. However, this can easily be the wrong decision to make. You may find that in the ensuing days and weeks, you start developing symptoms that can mean a serious injury. Symptoms of many injuries can be delayed such as whiplash, abdominal trauma or even traumatic head injuries. Getting medical attention right away is not just a case of “better safe than sorry,” it can mean the difference in whether you have to fight the at-fault party’s insurance company to get compensation.