6 February, 2024
If you sustain an injury in a car accident, you should see a medical professional immediately to protect your rights. Insurance companies usually require victims to seek medical attention within a specific time limit.
Seeking immediate medical attention has several benefits, including a better health outcome and treating the injury in time to avoid complications or further injury occurring. More importantly, visiting a healthcare provider will generate medical records that you can use to prove the extent of your injuries.
While prompt medical treatment is beneficial for many reasons, never assume you lose your legal rights if you delay medical care. It is always worth having a car accident lawyer evaluate your options, no matter when you see a doctor.
Consider speaking to a trusted car accident attorney at The Barnes Firm who can provide legal support and guidance as you navigate a car accident-related injury.
If you get injured in a car accident due to the negligence of someone else, you should get immediate medical attention as one of your first steps. Regardless of the nature of the injuries, prioritize seeing a qualified physician who can treat your injury or assess the potential damage.
You must have prompt medical records to prove your injuries in your insurance claim. That said, some injuries can have delayed symptoms, and you should seek treatment as soon as you notice anything out of the ordinary.
An insurance company may also interpret your injury as less severe if you delay seeking treatment. However, your car accident lawyer can address any delays and justify them with the insurer to minimize the impact on your compensation.
In addition to enhanced well-being, there are several reasons why it helps to see a doctor right away.
The insurance company may deny your claim if you wait too long before seeking medical attention. An insurance provider may argue that victims who wait to seek medical attention sustained a minor injury that doesn’t deserve compensation.
If an injury remains untreated, you may suffer minimized mobility and limited range of motion. For instance, an arm fracture not treated in time may heal improperly, causing joint stiffness or disfigurement.
Unfortunately, reduced mobility affects someone’s ability to engage in physical activities or maintain an active lifestyle.
Most soft tissue injuries do not present symptoms until hours, days, or weeks after a car accident. If you wait too long, a healthcare provider may miss the early treatment window, leading to longer recovery and more expensive medical care.
If you sustain an injury in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation. Even so, you need to seek timely medical attention to preserve your rights.
Consider hiring an experienced attorney from The Barnes Firm with a proven track record of positive results.
Contact us online or at (800) 800-0000 for a free case evaluation.
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