Why Is It So Important To Get Medical Care Immediately After An Accident?

Being injured in a car accident is very distressing and emotional. It is a sudden, startling, and shocking experience that can turn your life upside down and change many aspects of your daily life. Sometimes, accidents leave you unable to work, take care of yourself, or care for your family, especially if you were severely injured and need many ongoing medical treatments. During this time, medical bills can pile up and become overwhelming. Suppose you want to make sure that you will be able to put your life back together while trying to recover from your injuries. In that case, it is vital to hire an attorney AND get medical care IMMEDIATELY after your accident.

Here are 3 reasons why you need an experienced attorney and get immediate medical care:

1. Seeking immediate medical attention will ensure that you take care of yourself and look out for your long-term health and wellness.

First and foremost, you need to take care of yourself. Even if you think your injuries are not significant, you still need to go to the emergency room, urgent care, or another medical facility to get checked out. Latent injuries such as concussions, whiplash, or internal wounds are not always apparent, and they can become more dangerous if you don’t seek treatment right away.

2. Seeking immediate medical treatment can help you make a better case with the auto insurance company.

Medical bills can pile up after a car crash, and going to the ER immediately after an accident ensures a record of detailed documentation. Insurance companies will review these records when assessing your claim, and you will likely be awarded more money if you can prove the severity of your injuries. Waiting to obtain medical care indicates to an insurance company that you may not be as injured as you claim, or that your injuries may have been caused by something other than the accident. Documenting your injuries immediately with a medical professional is the best way to establish that an injury actually occurred.

3. Seeking immediate medical treatment establishes evidence that your attorney will need for your case.

Medical care and legal representation go hand-in-hand when it comes to a successful insurance claim.  You should hire an attorney immediately after an accident to help you get compensation for your losses and suffering. Medical records document your physical condition. If you get checked out right away, it will be easier to prove the extent of your injuries and that they had to do with the accident. Medical records allow your attorney to paint the picture to the insurance company regarding your injuries and the impact of the accident on your life.  In the event you decide to file a lawsuit later, immediate medical care will strengthen your claim that your injuries were caused by the accident.

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We know how painful a car accident can be. The most important thing is making sure you are ok physically and mentally, and the second most important thing is getting you compensated for your injuries. If you can’t prove your damages in court, they don’t exist. You need to see a medical professional for physical and emotional wounds. It is the only way to ensure you have everything you need to fight for justice. If you need assistance in a personal injury matter, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

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