At Parrish DeVaughn Injury Lawyers, we’ve helped thousands of injury victims get the compensation they deserve after their accidents. But when it comes to protecting yourself and your rights after a car accident, there are certain steps you can take before you even call a lawyer—and one of those is getting medical attention as soon as possible.
If you’ve been involved in a car accident, your main concern should be making sure you and your loved ones are safe. But, even if you don’t think you’ve been injured, it’s still important to seek medical attention as soon as you’re able for the following reasons:
- You may have suffered internal injuries that aren’t obvious at first. With some injuries, such as concussions, internal bleeding, and whiplash, victims may not develop symptoms for several days after the accident. Getting medical attention soon after the accident can help proactively treat any injuries before they lead to further complications.
- Getting medical attention creates a medical record that leaves no doubt about the cause of your injuries. If your injuries and symptoms persist or worsen, you may be facing time away from work and expensive medical treatments. Insurance companies are always looking for ways to reduce or deny claims, so having a medical record of your injuries on or near the date of the accident helps prove that your injuries are directly linked to the crash.
After an accident, the most important thing you can do is make sure you and your loved ones get the care you need, and we’re here to help. We know how to negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf so that you get the compensation you deserve for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you or a loved one was hurt because of someone else’s negligence, contact us today.