Legal jargon used to describe any harm done to a person's person rather than their property is known as personal injury. The goal of personal injury law is to make the victim whole for the harm that the defendant intentionally caused to the plaintiff.
Seeing a chiropractor as soon as possible after an accident greatly increases your chances of regaining full joint mobility and significantly reduces your chances of sustaining permanent soft tissue damage. Even if you don't feel pain right away from a personal injury, this is still true.
Accidents that cause personal injury include those involving:
motor vehicles (cars, trucks, and motorcycles)
Accidents like these frequently don't cause stiffness, soreness, loss of mobility, pain, or discomfort for several days or even weeks after the incident.