An automobile collision may be one of the most distressing events that one can go through. Whether the event is minor or major, it is critical to get medical attention for an injury. This is especially important if the accident victim intends to file a personal injury claim. Getting medical help after a car accident is one of the most important components. It helps document the injuries, and preserve your rights and remedies.
As the injured victim, consider several key criteria while seeking medical help. Let’s discuss some important factors you should be aware of in order to protect your rights.
Depending on the case, you may or may not require emergency medical assistance. If the accident results in apparent catastrophic injuries, the person will almost certainly be taken to a local hospital. In some circumstances, if an injury is not immediately visible, the victim must seek medical assistance on their own.
If you do not require emergency medical assistance for whatever reason, you should be aware that injuries may not be distinctive immediately. A variety of factors can contribute to a lack of sensitivity to an injury. For example, due to the initial adrenaline rush, a person may fail to notice whiplash after an accident. There are also a variety of physical symptoms that can take days to surface. Thus, it is critical to get medical help as quickly as possible following an automobile accident.
Determining that a medical issue has occurred as a result of an auto accident is not the only factor to consider. After the initial doctor’s appointment, it’s imperative that accident victims retain and follow up with their medical care. Delaying medical treatment can have a negligible effect on a personal injury claim. Not following up can also result in a negative impact on a financial compensation claim. Consequences may arise if someone fails to attend physical therapy sessions. For example, the court determines that the accident victim’s lack of care has caused the illness to worsen.
A person involved in an automobile accident may sustain injuries ranging from small cuts and abrasions to serious injuries. Normally, accident victims will be burdened with significant medical bills and, in many circumstances, the inability to work. If you or someone you know has just been in a car accident, we invite you to contact our Glendale personal injury attorney at (310) 943-1171 for a free consultation.
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