After A Car Accident, Do You Really Need To See A Doctor?

Accidents Caused by Cars Turning Left in Front of Motorcycles and Bicycles

The Symptoms

If you were in a car accident and you feel “shaken up,” it’s important to go to the hospital and have your doctor examine you. Many times patients don’t feel physical symptoms until 12 to 24 hours after the accident takes place – even if a major injury occurred.

If you’re experiencing any pain or discomfort right after an accident, it’s important to go to a doctor. Many times, patients think the pain will go away or that they can “grin and bear it.” However, if the pain is severe, it may be a sign that you have sustained an injury. If you’re in any doubt, it’s best to err on the side of caution and go to the doctor.

Getting Medical Attention

If you don’t get medical attention right away, your injuries might actually get worse. In such cases, your chances of receiving financial compensation go down the drain since there’s no record of the injury at the time of the accident. Seeing a doctor right away will not only provide a preliminary diagnosis and proper documentation should you pursue a personal injury lawsuit, but it can actually help minimize both pain and future visits to the doctor. Once you have been diagnosed, be sure to follow your doctor’s orders to the letter and do not miss any appointments.

Doing something can be used as evidence by the defense against you in court.

Getting Legal Assistance

If you have been in an car accident in Arizona, and have suffered any injuries, please do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of Erica Gelfand. Our lawyers are here to help you in any way possible, and will offer you a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case. Please call us today to get started on your legal journey.

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