There are a number of reasons that you should always get medical care soon after a car accident. Keep reading to learn what they are and get medical care as soon as possible if you have failed to do so. Once you have seen a doctor, you can contact a personal injury attorney to see if the at-fault party can be held accountable for their actions. Contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 to get started.
If You Fail to Get Medical Care, it Can Be Used Against You
If you wait to get medical care, you can count on the insurance company of the at-fault party to claim this as evidence that you were not as injured as you claim to be. They will argue that if your injury were serious, that you would have gotten medical care right away.
Likewise, they might argue that the injury you suffered was not from the accident at all. If you are injured in a car accident on Monday and do not get medical care for your neck injury for five days, they will say that anything could have happened in that five days to cause the neck injury.
Finally, they will try to argue that your injury would not have been as serious if you had gotten medical care right away. For example, if you suffered a concussion but did not know for five days and then got medical care for a more serious injury, they might claim that if you had gotten help right away that it would not have been a serious injury.
You Must Continue to Get Medical Care and Follow the Doctor’s Instructions
Just as you should get medical care right away, once you get that care, you must be sure to follow all instructions of the doctor. Not doing so can mean that your injury does not heal as well, and it can mean that the insurance company tries to use this as an excuse to not pay your bills. Once again, they might argue that the injury was not as serious as you claim, or you would have followed the doctor’s instructions.
If you feel that your injury is healed and you do not need to keep following protocol, then you should talk to your doctor about that and get them to add this to your plan.
If you are injured in a car accident and require the help of an experienced personal injury attorney, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.