Motor vehicle accidents happen all the time. You might have been stuck
in traffic more than a few times and witnessed a bad car wreck on the
freeway, or you might have been involved in an accident yourself. Regardless
of how minor or severe an accident is, the aftermath is often difficult
for survivors to cope with. However, it is crucial that you take the time
to see a doctor as soon as possible, even if you think you are fine. Symptoms
often take time to appear, so to safeguard your health and your chances
of obtaining compensation if you decide to pursue a personal injury claim,
make sure seeking medical treatment is among your top priorities.
Here are some reasons why you should see a doctor after having been involved
in an accident:
You might be injured without knowing it: The fact is that, even if you are injured, the symptoms and ill effects
of that injury might not present itself immediately. This is especially
true when it comes to injuries like whiplash or closed head injuries.
The pain might appear days, weeks, or even months after the car wreck
and, if you failed to seek treatment, this can not only negatively impact
your health, but harm your chances of obtaining crucial compensation.
Err on the side of caution and make sure you pay a visit to your doctor
as soon as possible after an accident.
Not seeking medical attention after a car wreck could harm your chances
of recovery: If you sustain injuries in a car wreck and neglect to see a doctor, an
insurance company will likely take this as a sign that you were not really
injured in the accident and will try to argue that you sustained your
injuries another way. The insurance company might also argue that you
are exaggerating your injuries since you did not feel hurt enough to go
to the doctor afterward.
It is important for your personal injury case: After an accident, the at-fault driver’s insurance company might
contact you to ask to sign a release of all claims. Without knowing if
you are injured, or the extent of your injuries, you cannot agree to any
offer that is made without running the risk of agreeing to something that
does not begin to address the problems associated with the accident and
your injuries. A doctor will be able to tell you if you are injured, what
those injuries are, your expected recovery time, and what type of treatments,
medications, or operations you might need. Agreeing to anything before
you know the answers to any of these questions can result in you bearing
the burden of these expenses on your own.
Your health and future should be something you treat with priority, so
do what is right for your wellbeing and visit a doctor as soon as possible.
Not all injuries always appear to be serious, but that does not mean you
are okay, or unharmed. Injuries like traumatic brain injuries are common
in car accidents and can lead to terrible health issues if they are not
immediately addressed. Do not wait for symptoms to arise because, once
they do, you might be facing permanent damage and will not be able to
receive the full compensation that you rightfully deserve. You should
not have to pay for someone else’s mistakes. Visit a health care
professional and contact an experienced personal injury attorney today
to get the justice you deserve.
Personal Injury Attorneys in Oneonta Fighting for Victims’ Rights
If you were injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s
negligence or wrongdoing, you might have a viable personal injury case
for which you can receive the compensation you need and deserve. At Scarzafava
& Basdekis, our skilled personal injury attorneys in Oneonta will
guide you through this complex and challenging time. You do not have to
do this alone. Trust a team that is backed by decades of collective legal
experience to recover damages for money spent on hospital bills, lost
wages, and property repairs.
Contact our office today for the representation you need and call
(607) 229-1885 to schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable member of our legal team.