Reasons to Seek Medical Attention After an Accident

Reasons to Seek Medical Attention After an Accident

car crashAfter 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.

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