4 Reasons You Should See a Doctor After a Car Accident
Posted On behalf of Pfeifer Morgan & Stesiak on Mar 08, 2018 in Car Accidents
The moments after a car accident are often overwhelming – and the adrenaline from the accident may be hiding the fact that you have been injured. Even if you do not notice an injury immediately after an accident, it is important to seek prompt medical attention.
After you have seen a medical professional for evaluation of any injuries you sustained from the accident, contact the South Bend car accident lawyers at Pfeifer, Morgan & Stesiak. We will take all steps necessary to protect your right to fair and just compensation for your injuries. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our successful personal injury lawyers to learn about your legal options.
The four main reasons why it is so important to seek immediate medical attention after a car accident are:
1. Discover and Document Any Injuries
Some injuries can result in significant consequences to your health if they are left undiagnosed and untreated. Injuries that may not be obvious after a motor vehicle accident include:
- Internal injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Soft tissue injuries
- Head injuries
Your medical professional can perform tests that will discover any injuries you sustained from the accident. Seeking prompt medical connection can ensure that your injuries are diagnosed and treated as quickly as possible.
2. Minimize Your Injuries
It is important that you follow all of your doctor’s orders in order to:
- Minimize the impact of your injury
- Help prevent your condition from getting worse
- Help lessen the pain
- Prevent an injury from healing improperly
- Prevent permanent damage to your body
3. Establish a Link Between the Accident and Your Injuries
Another reason why it is important to seek prompt medical attention is to establish a link between the accident and your injuries. If you delay in receiving medical attention, the insurance company may try to deny your claim and suggest that your injuries were due to some other cause, or that you are exaggerating your injuries. When you see a medical provider and explain that you were in an accident, this information will be included in your medical records.
4. Protect Your Insurance Claim
If you delay or do not seek medical treatment, the insurance company may argue that your injuries were not as severe as you say they are, or that they were caused by some other event or trauma. The insurance company will try to deny your claim on any possible grounds that it can. Seeking medical attention helps establish the validity of your claim.
Seek Legal Assistance for Your Accident Claim
Having a personal injury lawyer on your side after a car accident is important. Your attorney can give you solid advice about the steps to take after an accident to protect your compensation claim.
The caring legal team at Pfeifer, Morgan & Stesiak can help you gather evidence to support your claim, and we will work diligently to secure a favorable outcome in your case. Contact us to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.