Do You Always Need Medical Treatment for Accident-Related Injuries?
If you have been injured in any motor vehicle accident, it is always a good idea to get checked out medically. Even if you do not think that you have been injured, this is one area where you are better safe than sorry. Not only is getting medical treatment the right thing to do for your health, but it is also necessary for your legal case for compensation.
Some car accident injuries do not show up immediately after the crash. They may take time to manifest themselves. In the meantime, they could grow worse without medical treatment. Even though you have no way of knowing that you have been injured, you should still be examined by a doctor to rule anything out.
Your Diagnosis Is Key to Your Claim
In addition, you cannot file a claim for compensation unless you have some sort of damage. If you do not have a medical injury, your compensation will be limited to paying for your property damage. If your doctor diagnoses an injury, it can form the basis of a claim for financial compensation. Your doctor will give you medical records that can be used when you file a claim with the insurance company.
If you wait too long to see a doctor, your health condition can grow worse. In addition, you may have a hard time persuading the insurance company, which may argue that your injuries came from something else.
All it takes is a couple of days or hours of your time to be examined. If you suspect that you have any injury, trying to “tough it out” will work against your claim. There is little risk or downside to you in seeking medical treatment. The doctor may tell you that you are ok, but it beats the alternative of defeating your own claim for compensation.
An East Georgia Car Accident Lawyer Can Help
If you have been injured in a car accident, the law firm of Ben F Windham PC will work to help you get financial compensation if someone else can be proven responsible. Call us today at (833) 236-9467 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.