Even a minor car accident can be scary. Adrenaline is pumping and your car may have damage. Most importantly, you could be injured. So, what’s next? If you’ve been in a car accident, you shouldn’t hesitate to go to a doctor as soon as possible. Here’s why.
You Should Make Sure Everybody is Okay
The first reason is obvious, but many reasons keep people from going to the doctor. The first thing you should do is make sure that you and everybody involved in the accident is safe and unharmed. Your current and future health are the most important factors. Whether it was a minor accident or a more serious incident, the first step should be to assess any injuries. If necessary, don’t hesitate to call an ambulance.
You May Be More Injured Than You Think
Sometimes, you might not feel injuries right away. Injuries can sneak up when you aren’t expecting it. Feeling a little sore now could turn into more extreme pain later. For example, whiplash could take weeks before setting in to a full extent. Cover your bases and ensure that nothing more serious is happening internally.
You Could Lose Money if You Wait
If you don’t document your injuries right away, it will be harder to prove that your injuries came from the car accident. Think about it this way: If you wait a week before going to a doctor, who’s to say that something else didn’t happen to cause the injury within that week? That means you could have a much harder time winning your case if you decide to pursue one.
You May Want to File a Claim Later
Just because you don’t immediately want to seek money for what you’ve been through doesn’t mean you won’t change your mind. Seeking medical attention right away will help in case you decide you’d like to file a claim later.
If you’ve been injured in a car wreck, call 270-842-3000 right now for a free consultation. You pay us nothing until we win your case. Our attorneys have more than 75 years of experience helping people just like you.
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