The Importance of Seeking Medical Attention After a Collision
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, however minor. Sometimes people feel perfectly fine after a car crash, but hours, days, or even weeks later they feel some residual effects from the impact. At that point, delayed treatment could not only negatively impact your health but could impact your ability to pursue a personal injury claim against the opposing party. In order to avoid any complicated issues with your crash, and to take care of your own health, make sure you always seek medical help after a collision.
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 crash 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 car crashes. Some issues may seem completely normal to the untrained eye but could be red flags to a doctor. As the saying goes, it is better to be safe than sorry.
Seeing a doctor after your accident could also strengthen your claim against the insurance company. If you see a doctor later down the road, insurance company will definitely argue that the injury was caused by something other than your accident, which 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!