4 Reasons Why You Should Not Delay Medical Care After a Car Accident
Getting into a serious car accident can be a traumatic experience. Depending on the severity of the impact, you may have suffered broken bones, cuts and scrapes, neck and back injuries, a spinal cord injury, or a head trauma. You may be in serious pain or bleeding. You may be feeling dizzy or have even lost consciousness. In some cases, the symptoms of your injuries may not surface until hours or days after the accident. In such cases, by the time the symptoms appear, it may be too late. This is why getting immediate medical treatment is so important.
However, this is not the only reason why you should get immediate medical attention. When you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, your medical bills will start piling up. You may also incur other losses, such as lost wages. If another party was the cause of the accident, you may be entitled to compensation from that individual.
Below are four reasons why you should not delay medical treatment after a car accident:
- To ensure you get back to health as soon as possible. After a car accident, the most important thing you should be concerned about is your health and wellbeing. No amount of monetary compensation can restore your health. If you don’t get immediate medical care and attention, it can impact your health in the long run.
- You have the burden of proof. When you file a personal injury claim, you will have the burden of proving your injuries, as well as the liability of the other motorist. The best evidence you can provide to show that you were injured in the accident is in the form of doctor appointments, hospital bills, medical tests and other assessments from your treating providers.
- The defense can exploit any delay in your medical care. Even the slightest delay in your medical care after an accident can be used against you in a personal injury claim. In other words, the defense will exploit a gap in medical treatment to make your case look weaker. The defense will use this gap to argue that your injury was not serious enough and that you purposely aggravated your injury by not seeking immediate medical care.
- Not all injuries are obvious. Symptoms of certain medical conditions, such as a traumatic brain injury, are not obvious and may not surface until some time after an accident. The only way to prove that you have suffered such injuries is to provide records of your doctor visits, medical examinations, diagnosis and treatment.
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