The Importance of Seeing a Doctor After a Car Accident

Accidents occur out of the blue and, given the rush of adrenaline you might feel as a result of this unexpected occurrence, the effects of your injuries might not be immediately apparent. In fact, many people often feel fine after being involved in an accident. However, the absence of systems does not necessarily mean there are no injuries. It is not uncommon for the effects of an injury to appear days, weeks, or even months after the accident. If you wait until then before you see a doctor, it will harm your chances of obtaining compensation for your injuries in a personal injury claim. Moreover, it might also compromise your ability to achieve a full recovery.

Reasons Why You Should Not Put Off Seeking Medical Attention

You might not have any bloody wounds or broken bones after being involved in an accident, but you could still be injured.

Below are some of the most important reasons why you should see a doctor immediately after an accident:

  • Your injury might get worse: Your injuries might be silent, but they could still progress into something severe and debilitating. To give yourself the best possible chance of a full recovery, it is imperative to seek immediate medical attention. Many injuries, such as head injuries, can have serious medical consequences if left untreated, so do not risk your health by postponing your trip to the doctor.
  • You can begin the trail of paperwork for your attorney: If you put off seeking medical treatment, the insurance company might argue that the injuries you are suffering from were not caused by the accident if you wait too long to seek treatment. If you see a doctor soon after the accident, this will strengthen your claim and give you a better chance of recovering compensation. The sooner you start documenting your injuries, the more evidence your personal injury case will have.

Be sure to keep excellent records of your doctor visits and expenses associated with the medical treatment you receive, including receipts for your prescriptions, travel expenses, the names of any doctors and hospitals you visited, and even a journal of the symptoms you experienced, both emotional and physical. You should also take photographs of your injuries if they are visible, including bruises or swelling. Photograph them every day to accurately document the healing process. Proper documentation is crucial to ensure you are fairly compensated.

Contact a Knowledgeable Personal Injury Attorney Today!

If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by negligence, contact the experienced personal injury team at Busch, Reed, Jones & Leeper, P.C. for the knowledgeable and compassionate legal assistance you need during this difficult time. Our attorneys have over 150 years of combined experience and a history of proven success. You can rely on our in-depth knowledge of the law and fierce legal advocacy to help you obtain the compensation you need to recover and move past this terrible incident. Let our team be your voice in or out of court.

Contact Busch, Reed, Jones & Leeper, P.C. today at (770) 629-0154 to request a free initial case review with a member of our team to discuss the details of your case.