There are two reasons to get medical treatment after a car accident. Car accidents don’t always result in visible injuries, though there are serious internal issues like head trauma or internal bleeding.
A physician will give you a proper check-up and look for tell-tale signs of any internal injuries or other concerns post-accident.
The second reason to get medical treatment, even if it’s just a quick medical evaluation, is for documentation. If your minor injuries become chronic or worsen over time, you might need to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover any compensation for lost wages or medical debt. A trip to the doctor will serve as helpful evidence later.
How Quickly Should I File an Accident Claim?
Car accidents and resulting injuries range in intensity and severity. Common injuries include:
- Concussions, skull fractures, and bleeding
- Herniated discs
- Knee trauma
- Internal bleeding
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Spinal cord injuries
Typically, car accident victims have three years to file a car accident claim and a personal injury lawsuit. Not all accidents end up in the emergency room or cause immediate pain. Some pain and injury are delayed after a car accident, so the extended timeline considers this fact.
The quicker you file a claim, the fresher the evidence is to help hold the other driver accountable. We can review your case and offer legal guidance and support.
What Medical Exams Should I Get?
Car accidents are traumatic for your body. Afterward, it’s not uncommon to experience swelling, tissue damage, pulled muscles, sprains, or whiplash. You should know about the three main medical tests after a car accident: X-rays, MRI scans, and CT scans.
It would help if you deferred to your physician which test makes sense based on your car accident and injuries, though these three exams will help uncover anything lurking beneath the surface.
If you have questions about medical treatment post car accident, get in touch with our legal team to get your questions answered. Call: (302) 428-8800.
How Can an Attorney Help Me?
We have experience helping clients in various car accidents pursue compensation for a car accident. Our dedication doesn’t stop there, either. Part of our legal counsel and support includes helping our clients seek proper medical treatment and rehabilitation to ensure they recover.
During this stressful time, we also negotiate with your insurance company to prevent a lowball settlement offer, coordinate with other attorneys, solicit witnesses, gather evidence, and build a case to represent you in court.
From start to finish, we ensure your legal experience is as seamless and worry-free as possible. You already have enough on your plate to worry about, so let us worry about the next part.
Schedule a free consultation with our legal team to discuss your personal injury case: (302) 428-8800.