Why You Should Seek Medical Care After a Car Accident
Posted on behalf of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Dec 15, 2017 in Car Accidents
One of the most important pieces of advice you may receive after a car accident is to seek medical attention as soon as possible. There are many important reasons why you should see a doctor after a crash, which the experienced attorneys at D’Amico & Pettinicchi have outlined below.
After seeking medical attention, contact our law office to discuss the next steps in your claim. A New Haven car accident attorney from our firm may be able to help you seek the maximum compensation you need to recover from your injuries.
Discovery of Injury
Not all injuries are immediately apparent after a car accident. For example, you may suffer an internal injury, soft tissue injury or other type of injury that is not obvious through external signs.
Furthermore, the adrenaline you experience after a car accident may dull your senses and perception of pain. This could mean you have experienced a serious injury and not even know it.
Serious injuries can occur even in low-speed car accidents. Because most people do not anticipate an accident, they lack time to brace for impact, which may increase the likelihood of suffering whiplash or another type of soft tissue injury. In side-impact accidents, you may suffer from head injuries if your head hit the door frame or window. Rear-impact collisions often cause a violent jolting that results in serious soft tissue injuries.
If you suspect that you may have suffered any injury, it is important to seek medical treatment and have your condition diagnosed.
Delaying your medical treatment can cause danger to your physical health. Some medical conditions can result in dire consequences if not treated promptly, such as a traumatic brain injury or internal bleeding.
When injuries are not diagnosed promptly, they may compound and result in more serious consequences. It is important to seek immediate medical attention and to follow your doctors’ orders to minimize the impact injuries have on you.
Protect Your Claim
It is also important to seek legal advice to protect your legal claim.
The insurance company will often try to discredit your claim in any way it can. If you wait to seek medical treatment after an accident, the insurer may try to challenge the validity of your claim by arguing that your injuries must not be as severe as you claim. Alternatively, the insurance company might argue that your injuries were caused by something other than the accident.
To protect your legal claim, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Report the cause of your injuries to your health care providers so that your injuries and the accident are documented in your medical records.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney for Assistance
If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact the knowledgeable New Haven car accident lawyers at D’Amico & Pettinicchi after you seek medical treatment. We will gather the necessary evidence to support your claim, including your medical records and payments. We can also explain any additional steps you should take after a car accident to preserve your claim.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss the possibility of recovering compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We handle all car accident cases on a contingency fee basis, so we only get paid if your claim results in a settlement or damages award.
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