After being involved in a car accident, one of the most important steps you need to take is seeking immediate medical attention. While your doctor can determine the full extent of your injuries and help you make a full recovery, doctor visits can have a significant impact on your personal injury claim.
Here are several reasons why you should see a doctor immediately after a car accident:
- Delaying treatment may reduce your final settlement. If you wait too long to see a doctor, the insurance company may think either you were faking the injury or the injury was not serious enough.
- You do not how serious your injury really is. After experiencing an accident, many people do not realize the full extent of their injuries until after the adrenaline and testosterone subside. For example, symptoms of whiplash may take days or weeks to be apparent.
- The injury may worsen, which can lead to less effective treatment. Delayed treatment can result in increased medical expenses compared to if the injury was treated earlier.
- Your doctor can provide the necessary documentation for your personal injury claim. Your medical records are an important piece of evidence in personal injury lawsuits. Your attorney can use these documents to prove the severity of your injury and help you obtain the monetary compensation you deserve.
If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver in Indiana, schedule a free case evaluation with our South Bend personal injury attorneys at Wruble Law Group.