With the amount of cars on the road, getting into an accident is almost inevitable. The worst part of an automobile accident is getting injured. Your car will get fixed or replaced. Your bills will ultimately get paid. And your other property damage will be compensated. However, chances are, depending on the severity of your injuries, you may never be 100% well again.
In order to make sure you get as well as possible, the most important thing to do is to immediately seek proper medical treatment for your injuries. You need to get medical attention even if you think you haven’t suffered serious injuries. Symptoms of certain serious injuries, such as a head injury, may not surface until days or weeks after an accident.
The Importance of Medical Bills
Getting medically treated is not only important for your health and recovery, but also for your personal injury claim. In order to get fully compensated for your injuries, you need to prove to the insurance party of the at-fault driver that you were injured. The best way to prove you were injured and sustained serious injuries is with medical records and bills. Medical records are one of the most convincing ways to place a monetary value on your injuries. This will in turn initiate and facilitate the settlement negotiation process in your favor.
Without proper medical bills and records, your chances of recovering the maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries are significantly reduced.
The Mistake of Refusing Medical Treatment
One of the biggest mistakes car accident victims make in the aftermath of an accident is refusing medical treatment. The immediate moments after a car crash can be very confusing. You didn’t expect to get into an accident. And you certainly were not prepared to deal with the immediate aftermath of the accident. During these very moments, you are forced to make certain important decisions. One of these is whether you need medical treatment.
Many car accident victims decide to delay getting medical attention after an accident. Sometimes it’s pride. But oftentimes, it’s because of raking up expensive medical bills. Even if you do not have insurance, it is important to get immediate medical attention. Your health, life, and ultimately financial stability depend on it.
Consult with a Car Accident Attorney in Los Angeles
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident that was caused by the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to financial compensation by filing a personal injury claim. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, call the Law Offices of Samer Habbas today at 888.848.5084.