Failing to Get Immediate Medical Attention Can Directly Affect Your Claim
Some people mistakenly believe that minor car accidents cannot result in major injuries. Unfortunately, even low-speed fender benders can cause devastating physical harm. Even if you are not sure whether you are seriously injured, you should still be seen by a doctor as soon as possible after an accident.
At Westlake Injury Law, we know the huge impact that even minor car accidents can have on individuals and their families. While you may initially feel as though you are uninjured, extreme pain can set in during the days and weeks that follow. Let our experienced legal team help you get the compensation you are owed after a car accident. Contact our office at (805) 338-6880 for a free consultation.
Consider these three reasons why you should see a doctor immediately after a minor car accident:
1. Your Injuries May Be Worse Than They Appear
Right after a car accident, it may be difficult to determine the full extent of your injuries. Your body may be in shock, still trying to process the sudden, unexpected impact of a collision. You may think that the pain you are experiencing is related to some previous injury and not to the recent wreck.
Without seeking medical attention, you may never know the severity of your injuries. Even more frustrating, you may not receive the care and treatment that you need to make a full recovery. Seeing a doctor ensures that underlying injuries, particularly those that often go unnoticed, are documented and treated.
2. You Establish Proof of Your Injuries
Seeing a doctor after a car accident creates proof of the injury and the treatment. Without evidence of your injuries, an insurance adjuster may try to downplay your damages or deny your claim altogether.
Detailed medical records help to establish your injuries, including when an accident exacerbates an underlying condition. Without these critical documents, it may be challenging to prove your case and obtain full and fair compensation.
3. Waiting Could Cause Long-Term Health Problems
Many injuries left untreated will get worse over time. It may result in serious complications and long-term health problems in some cases. By getting a timely medical exam, you have a better chance of treating your injuries effectively and preventing further damage.
After a car crash, your health and well-being should be your top priority. Going to the doctor helps to minimize the potentially long-lasting effects of a car accident.
Hiring a Car Accident Attorney
If you are injured in a car accident, you need legal representation to get the compensation you deserve. Contact our office at (805) 338-6880 for a free, no-obligation consultation with a highly qualified lawyer.
At Ercolani Law Group, we believe that results matter. Our legal team works tirelessly to get our clients the largest possible recovery on their cases. We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injured parties in Thousand Oaks and throughout Los Angeles County. Get the help you need now; call our office to get started.