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Why You Should Seek Medical Attention After An Accident

Posted: Monday, September 9, 2013 | By: George Andriotis
Our bodies aren't designed to withstand the force and impact caused by an auto accident.

Even if it’s a slow impact collision, we can suffer serious injuries. And, not all of injuries are visible. That’s why it’s so important to seek medical attention immediately.

Why You Should Seek Medical Attention After An Accident It can also help you legally, as the longer you wait may have insurers questioning the severity of your injuries.

Auto Accident Injuries Are A Big Deal
So, your accident didn’t seem like a big deal. You don’t feel injured. So, you decide not to go to the doctor.

As the days go by, you realize you’re not feeling well and you finally decide to get checked out. That’s when the doctor informs you that you were injured in your “not so serious” accident.

It’s a common story. “I don’t feel hurt, so I must be ok”. Never make this assumption. It could prove to be costly.

Even in low speed collisions, many find themselves suffering from common head, neck and back injuries, such as:

  • Neck Sprains
  • Neck Strains
  • Herniated Discs
  • Bulging Discs

The spinal column and muscles surrounding it are usually the most impacted by auto accidents. But, your body doesn’t always let you know right away.

Battling Insurers After Your Accident
You don’t just have to worry about not feeling well or suffering from a serious injury.

Since you decided to wait to seek medical attention, insurers are going to begin to question your injuries once you file a claim.

  • Are the “victims” injuries severe?
  • Is the “victim” even injured?
  • Did the “victim” suffer injuries from another accident, occurring between the time of the accident and the time they were finally evaluated by a doctor?

Be prepared. Because these will be the questions you’ll face if you don’t see a doctor immediately after your accident.

And, insurers know how to do their job. They are going to make the process of getting compensation a difficult one.

The Best Auto Accident Advice We Can Give
After an accident, there’s much to consider.

  • Getting witness information
  • Taking pictures of the accident
  • Contacting the police and filing a report

But, the best advise we can give anyone after an auto accident is SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY.

And, if you’ve been injured in an auto accident and need an attorney that will battle the insurance companies to get the compensation you deserve, then contact the Andriotis Law Firm.

We’re always fighting for the service and justice you deserve.

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