Why Should I Seek Medical Attention After an Accident?

If you were injured because of the negligence of another and would like to seek legal action, it is in your best interest to seek immediate medical attention. Read on to learn why and reach out to our firm today to discuss your case. Our skilled Houston personal injury attorneys are on your side.

When should I seek medical attention after an accident?

It is imperative that you obtain medical attention immediately after your accident. There are a number of reasons why you should do so, including the following:

  1. Protect your health: The significance of seeing a doctor after an accident may be especially clear when your injuries are serious. However, if you do not think you have been hurt, or when your injuries seem to be little, it can be compelling to not have a medical professional evaluate your condition. But occasionally, apparently minor symptoms can suggest a serious injury, and whatever is wrong is likely to get worse if left untreated. Essentially, seek prompt medical attention after an accident if you feel even the smallest level of distress or pain.
  2. To confirm your injuries: If you end up filing an injury-related insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit, you will need evidence to support your claims. Not only will the other side (the person at fault for the accident, and/or their insurer or lawyer) want more than your word as to the nature and extent of your injuries, but until you see a medical professional, you will not need to have a full picture of your injury. The documentation is especially important because, without it, it’s very difficult to obtain compensation for your personal injuries.
  3. To establish causation: The longer you wait to see a doctor after an accident, the more comfortable it is for someone else (like the insurance adjuster) to assert that your injury was not a result of the accident.
  4. Medical attention may be needed for insurance reasons: If you were injured in a car accident, recognize that some states need that you see a doctor before certain kinds of car insurance coverage can take effect. Specifically, some no-fault car insurance states require individuals to see a skilled medical professional within a certain amount of time following the accident.

If you have additional questions or concerns about why you should seek medical attention after an accident, reach out to our dedicated personal injury attorneys today. Our legal team is dedicated to ensuring you obtain the compensation you need to heal and move forward.


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