Should You Seek Medical Treatment Following a Car Accident?
Motorists everywhere should obviously do everything in their power to avoid being involved in an injury-inducing accident. However, sometimes the negligence or recklessness of others make these incidents unavoidable. When accidents happen, potential claimants usually have a number of questions running through their minds, such as whether or not they should go to the hospital and receive medical attention.
We will discuss this question in more detail below, but it must first be mentioned that an experienced car accident lawyer from Van Law Firm can answer any concerns or questions you may have about the claim process. Call our office nearest you for a free consultation.
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If you were involved in an accident that was caused by another, then yes, you should most likely go to the hospital, either in an ambulance or as a walk-in. Medical personnel will likely respond to a vehicle accident, and you should cooperate with them as they evaluate you at the scene. If you have severe injuries, you will have no choice than to be taken to an emergency room, but you should still seek medical attention even if you have little to no symptoms at the time.
There are two main reasons why you should seek treatment quickly–first and foremost, your health is extremely important, and you don’t want to cause further harm by not accepting treatment, especially for injuries that can linger and worsen like whiplash and concussions. Second, treating quickly and consistently is one of the best things you can do to strengthen your claim. If you are filing a claim in the first place, you are indicating that you’ve suffered serious injuries and would like to be compensated for them. When you deny treatment or don’t treat right away, insurers and opposing counsel use that evidence to argue that your injuries probably aren’t as severe as you are claiming.
One more thing that claimants should note about medical treatment is that once you begin treatment, you should continue with them consistently until you are fully healed (or until your injuries have healed as much as they can). This also ties into the idea of strengthening your claim, because a spotty or inconsistent treatment record does not look good when it comes time to settle. Furthermore, you risk not getting your treatments approved in the first place if you wait too long. For everything car accident-related, it’s best to seek treatment quickly, and complete them as best you can.
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