After a car crash, there are plenty of things that may go through your
mind. What are you going to do about work? Should you call the insurance
company right away? What happens to your car? These are all reasonable
concerns to have. However, they are not the most important factors and
not the first actions you want to concern yourself with after a collision.
One of the more important steps you should take is seeking medical attention.
People involved in collisions often avoid seeking medical help because
they feel that nothing is wrong and that they are fine to go about their
regular activities after a crash. Keep in mind, however, that some injuries
may take hours, days, or even longer to show symptoms. It is better to
be evaluated by a medical professional as soon as possible than to wait
too long and risk an even more serious injury.
Getting medical help right away is an essential way to help you either
start receiving treatment as soon as possible, or confirm the fact that
you don’t have a serious injury. Knowing either way is an important
part of your potential legal claim. Injuries can take you away from work,
cost you thousands of dollars in medical bills, and require future medical
visits and treatment. The longer you wait to get the treatment you need,
the more serious the injury can become and the more you may continue to
lose due to the pain and suffering.
If the crash was serious and you are pursuing legal action or need to make
a claim, seeking immediate medical attention means that you will have
documentation of your injuries. This means you have proof that you sustained
an injury as a result of the crash that you can use to strengthen your
claim. It is not uncommon for insurance companies to attempt to deny liability
for paying a policyholder, or to diminish the value of the claim by asserting
that there was no injury. Having a medical record can be used as proof
against this argument.
When you are offered a low settlement or someone tries to claim that you
were not injured during a crash, you have a right to speak with an attorney
about your options for legal recourse. At Biren Law Group, our team of
Los Angeles auto accident lawyers put your best interests at the top of our priority list. For more than
40 years, we have helped countless clients in a similar position as you.
This means we know what it takes to not only handle your case, but help
you seek the compensation you deserve.
Call our firm and learn more about your rights and options after an auto accident.