WHY YOU SHOULD SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT
Aug. 15, 2022
According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, there was a total of 52,469 traffic crashes in the state in 2020, including 11,677 crashes that led to an injury. If you’ve recently been injured in an accident, you may ask yourself, “What should I do now?” While it may be tempting to brush off an injury, it’s important that you seek medical care quickly for several key reasons.
Taking care of your health is one of the most important responsibilities you have. You might not want to see a doctor because you want to avoid the medical bills. However, it may be possible to receive financial compensation that covers your medical costs caused by the accident.
The attorneys at Roth Davies LLC will work with you to understand your legal options after an accident and seek the best possible outcome for your case. Roth Davies LLC proudly represents clients in Overland Park, Kansas, and throughout Johnson County.
COMMON INJURIES AFTER AN ACCIDENT
When you are considering filing an injury claim, it can be helpful to compare your injuries to other common injuries after an accident. The categories of common injuries include:
Arm, leg, and chest injuries
Scrapes and cuts
Soft tissue injuries (such as back injuries, whiplash, and sprains)
WHY YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION AFTER AN ACCIDENT
You might ask yourself, “Should I get medical care after an accident?” While it may be easy to skip going to the doctor, it is important to seek medical care for several key reasons.
FOR YOUR OWN HEALTH AND RECOVERY
No matter what type of injury you sustained, you should quickly seek medical care for the sake of your own health and recovery. Although you may believe that your injuries are not serious, in some cases, injuries do not appear for days or even weeks after the accident happened. Unfortunately, if you wait too long to seek medical care, it may be too late to reverse the damages to your health.
A qualified medical professional can diagnose injuries that you are not able to identify. The sooner you receive a diagnosis from a medical professional, the sooner you can begin treatment and recovery.
FOR DOCUMENTATION PURPOSES
It is also essential that you quickly seek medical care after an accident because of the importance of documentation. In order for insurance to cover any part of your medical costs, you will need the records to show that you sought medical treatment. You may also need to show documentation to your employer.
FOR THE INSURANCE COMPANY
You may need to file an insurance claim against the at-fault driver who is responsible for the accident. When you are filing an injury claim, you will need documentation that shows you took the injury seriously.
If you delay and wait to seek medical care, you run the risk of the insurance company arguing that your injury was not serious enough to require any medical attention. Therefore, they will attempt to prove that you do not need financial compensation for the accident.
FOLLOW THROUGH WITH THE TREATMENT PLAN
After you have received medical care, it is important to stick with the treatment plan as prescribed by your healthcare professional. By following through with your treatment plan, you increase your chances of recovering quickly.
Taking care of your health should be your top priority. Additionally, when you stick to your treatment plan, you will have further documentation of how the accident has impacted your life. That documentation will be essential for your case and for obtaining the full compensation that you need for medical expenses.
WORK WITH SKILLED LEGAL COUNSEL
Recovering after a car accident means getting the medical attention that you need. If you have concerns about paying for your treatment, a car accident attorney can help you understand your legal options for financial compensation. The attorneys at Roth Davies LLC will apply their knowledge of the legal system and insurance company strategies to help you seek the best outcome in your case. Roth Davies LLC proudly represents clients in Overland Park, Kansas, and throughout Johnson County. Contact the firm today to schedule a consultation.