Experiencing a car accident is one of the most terrifying ordeals anyone can go through. The sheer confusion and potential pain one may experience after is often immense. Few of us know how best to move forward. When do you seek medical attention? How about contacting a lawyer? There are so many questions we all want answered. Let’s start with medical care, as it is often the most important.
Seeking Medical Attention
Immediately after an accident, you should find medical attention. You may feel fine now, or perhaps feel your injuries are not all that serious, but symptoms may appear within the following days. Some common symptoms of a car accident include:
Seeking out medical attention fast is often best for your health; it also improves your personal injury claim. If you were to wait days, or even weeks, after an accident to seek out medical attention, it is harder to prove your injuries were due to the vehicular accident. This will, of course, weaken your case, and you may potentially lose out on significant damages.
Keep Detailed Notes and Photos
After an accident, take detailed notes and even photographs of your injuries and medical treatment to ensure full reimbursement from the insurance company. Remember to write down any names or addresses of the following:
- Physical Therapists
Secondly, be sure to keep your receipts for any medications prescribed by your doctor, or assistive devices such as crutches. This information is useful proof for the insurance company, who will want to pay out as little as possible. Do not give them a reason to pay less than what you’re owed. Keep documentation of absolutely everything!