The Importance of Seeking Medical Attention After an Accident

If you were injured because of the negligence of another and would like to pursue legal action, it is in your best interest to reach out to our skilled Columbia personal injury lawyer. Our legal team is on your side no matter what.

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Why Should I Seek Medical Attention After an Accident?

There are several reasons why you should seek medical attention after an accident. They include the following:

  1. Protect your health: The importance of seeing a doctor after an accident may be especially obvious when your injuries are severe. However, in the event that you do not think you have been hurt, or when your injuries seem to be small, it can be compelling to not have a medical professional assess your condition. But sometimes, seemingly minor symptoms can suggest a serious injury, and whatever is wrong has the potential to get worse if left untreated. Essentially, seek immediate medical attention after an accident if you feel even the smallest level of distress or pain.
  2. To prove your injuries: If you end up filing an injury-related insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit, you will need proof to back up your claims. Not only will the other side (the person at fault for the accident, and/or their insurer or lawyer) want more than your word as to the nature and extent of your injuries, but until you see a medical professional, you will not have to have a complete view of your injury. The documentation is extremely important because, without it, it’s very hard to recover damages for your injuries.
  3. To prove causation: The longer you wait to see a doctor after an accident, the easier it is for someone else (like the insurance adjuster) to assert that your injury was not a result of the accident.
  4. Medical attention may be needed for insurance reasons: If you were injured in a car accident, recognize that some states mandate that you see a doctor before particular types of car insurance coverage can take effect. Specifically, some no-fault car insurance states require individuals to see a skilled medical professional within a certain amount of time following the accident. Recognize that most insurance companies will give an injured party 72 hours to see a doctor before he or she risks a serious reduction in obtainable compensation.

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