Anyone who is involved in a car accident would be wise to visit a doctor sooner rather than later. Keep reading to find out why this is so important, then be sure to contact a personal injury attorney. You can reach The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
You May Not Realize That You Are Injured
All too often, accident victims assume that if they feel okay then they are okay. This is not always the case. Consider that more than four million people are injured in car accidents each year. Some of those people did not believe they were injured. It may be that their injuries were masked by adrenaline and endorphins, or it may be that their injury was internal and did not come with pain.
Visiting the doctor can give you the peace of mind that you have not suffered a brain injury, neck injury, or internal injury. The doctor can give you advice about what to look for to determine if you have a condition moving forward.
The Results of Your Doctor Visit Can Be Essential in Proving a Personal Injury Case
When you visit your doctor after an accident, you are also establishing a history of the injuries you have suffered. Your doctor will write a report about your injuries and this report can help us prove not just that you were injured but that your injuries were caused by the car accident.
Without this evidence, the at-fault party’s insurance company could claim that you are not injured at all and you would have no way of proving that you were. Even if you visited the doctor after you filed your claim and the doctor confirmed your injuries, the insurance company would then be able to argue that your injury could have happened in the weeks between the accident and you seeking medical care.
Injury Mitigation is Required in California
The law states that a person who is injured in a car accident in California must take any reasonable steps they can to prevent becoming injury or to treat their injury. Even if a person’s injuries were the result of someone else acting negligently, if the injured party does not take steps to treat their injuries, then the insurance company does not have to cover damages.
Call Us Today for a Free Legal Consultation
Whether you have suffered a neck injury, brain injury, or another type of injury entirely, you need a personal injury attorney to fight on your side. You can count on just that from The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker. Call us at 800-333-0000 now and we can provide a free legal consultation.