The Importance of Seeking Medical Attention After a Crash
In order to avoid any complicated issues with collisions, make sure you always seek medical help after a crash. This is both for your own health and for your potential claim.
If you or your loved one were involved in an automobile, truck, or motorcycle accident, it is very likely you sustained some type of injury. Sometimes people feel perfectly fine after collisions. Then, they feel some residual effects from the impact hours, days, or even weeks later. At that point, delayed treatment could not only negatively impact your health. Delayed medical attention could impact your ability to pursue a personal injury claim against the opposing party.
For the sake of your health, you should schedule an appointment with your doctor as soon as you can after an accident.
Sometimes the adrenaline from the crash might mask symptoms or pains you might otherwise feel. Or, certain injuries might lay dormant for a few days after the collision before you begin to feel the soreness and symptoms. Cervical or lumbar spine disc injuries, for example, can sometimes take weeks to present any indications of injury.
You might also have a concussion or serious internal injuries you aren’t aware of. When you see a medical professional, he or she will have the medical knowledge and experience to check for the appropriate symptoms of common issues associated with collisions. Some issues may seem completely normal to the untrained eye. However, they could be red flags to a doctor. As the saying goes, it is better to be safe than sorry.
Seeing a doctor after your collision could also strengthen your claim against the insurance company.
If you see a doctor later down the road, insurance companies will definitely argue that the injury was caused by something other than your accident. This could leave you to pay for treatment.
For more information about what to do after a car accident, we encourage you to reach out to our personal injury lawyers. For a free car accident case review, contact MCIS Lawyers today!