If you are a victim of any sort of accident, whether in the car or walking into a store, you must seek medical attention when needed. This can be done immediately following the accident. Calling 911, or immediately seeking assistance from a professional medical provider is necessary to ensure your health and safety. While you may think you are saving yourself time and money by skipping out on medical attention, not seeing a doctor may do you more harm than good. Delaying medical care can be detrimental to your health.
First and foremost, you must seek medical attention to ensure you were not injured during the accident. Many find that while they seem unscathed at first, they begin to notice injuries later, after the adrenaline or shock of the accident has worn off. You may also have a higher pain tolerance than most, so the injury can seem less critical to you. It’s best to play it safe and see a doctor who can examine you to ensure you are not experiencing anything that could be missed at first glance, such as a concussion or internal bleeding.
Your Insurance Claim
If you delay seeing a doctor after an accident, you will create more obstacles for yourself as you work with your insurance company. You will need to provide proof that the injuries were a result of the car crash or a fall. If not, it may be difficult for you to claim your maximum compensation. Doctors can help you provide the evidence needed to ensure that you are financially supported.
If you are hoping to seek compensation for your accident and decide to hire a lawyer, medical records of the accident will be a valuable piece of evidence to support your case. If you choose to avoid seeking medical attention, it could affect the outcome of your lawsuit.
Contact Gokal Law
If you’ve been injured in an accident and have questions or aren’t sure how to proceed with litigation, be sure to contact Gokal Law Group, Inc. The courteous and knowledgeable staff at the firm will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to schedule a free consultation, or give us a call at (949) 753-9100.
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