Always Seek Medical Attention after a Car Accident
When involved in a traffic crash, your health, general well-being, and safety should be your priority. Notwithstanding the seriousness or severity of your injuries, seeking immediate medical help after the incident is vital for legal and personal reasons. A competent Georgia personal injury attorney can educate you about the reasons to seek adequate medical treatment after a car accident and explore your options to recover damages for your injuries.
At Kyle H. Jarzmik Law, I enjoy providing skilled representation and compassionate legal advice to car accident victims in their injury claims. As your attorney, I have the resources to advocate for your best interests, make sure you get adequate medical help, and attempt to recover the maximum possible compensation for your injuries. My firm is proud to serve clients across Atlanta, Lawrenceville, Fulton County, Carroll County, Gwinnett County, and Dekalb County, Georgia.
Common Injuries after an Accident
An auto accident in Georgia can cause minor or severe injuries to the driver, passengers, or other road users involved in the traffic collision. Here are some of the most common injuries often sustained in a car crash:
Arm and leg injuries
Scrapes and cuts
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Broken arms, hips, legs, and shoulders
Traumatic brain injuries
Soft tissue injuries
Back or neck injuries
Getting injured in an accident can be an overwhelming and unsettling experience. Regardless of how serious your injuries might be, ensure that you receive medical treatment as soon as you can.
Reasons to Seek Immediate Medical Attention
After a car accident, you may possibly feel fine or believe that you only sustained minor injuries. However, this is not enough excuse not to get medical help. Regardless of how you may be feeling, it is still important to see an experienced physician to receive adequate medical treatment. Here are some reasons to get immediate medical attention after a traffic crash:
For Your Health and Safety
As mentioned earlier, your primary concern after a car accident should be your health, safety, and wellbeing. Even if you only sustained minor or no injuries, you still need to get medical treatment from a qualified doctor. Occasionally, your injuries and symptoms may take some days or weeks to fully manifest. However, the earlier you see a doctor, the faster you can identify hidden injuries, receive proper treatment, and start to recover.
For Proper Documentation of Your Injuries
Also, you need to get immediate medical treatment to ensure that your injuries are properly documented. Records about your health documents, doctor's visits, clinical exams, physiotherapy, and other medical documents can record the extent of your injuries, as well as the medical treatments received. You will need all this documentation when filing your insurance claim.
To Comply with Insurance Requirements
Additionally, many insurance carriers in Georgia have policies that require accident victims to seek medical treatment within a specified period in order to be eligible for financial compensation. Therefore, to comply with insurance requirements, you must get medical attention as soon as possible.
To Avoid Possible Issues with the Insurer
Lastly, getting immediate medical help can help you avoid potential issues with the insurance company. If you delay or avoid seeking medical treatment, the insurance carrier may undervalue or deny your injury claims stating that you weren't actually injured, your injuries were exaggerated, or from a different incident.
Following Through with the Treatment Plan
Besides getting adequate medical treatment after the auto accident, you also need to follow through with your treatment plan. Your physician may recommend a personalized treatment plan for you – comprising regular checkups, prescription medications, physical therapy, or other medical treatments.
Essentially, following through with your personalized treatment plan can hasten your recovery and help with insurance claims. For instance, if you missed your routine checkups, the insurer may state that you missed the checkup because your injuries were exaggerated. Therefore, the insurer may decide not to cover the cost of the treatment, medications, or therapy associated with your recovery.
Likewise, the insurance provider may argue that your health condition deteriorated because you failed to follow through with the treatment plan. The insurer may use this as a reason to deny or undervalue your injury claims. Therefore, always stay in touch with your medical and legal team and follow the treatment plan accordingly.
Trusted Legal Guidance You Can Rely On
Being involved in a car crash can change the trajectory of your life. Whether you got injured or weren't even injured at all, you still need to seek medical help for your health and safety, for proper documentation, and to avoid possible issues with the insurer. A strategic personal injury attorney can help protect your legal rights and explore your available legal options to recover damages.
At Kyle H. Jarzmik Law, I have the comprehension and resources to support and assist car accident victims through the complexities of filing an injury claim. As your attorney, I can help you understand the benefits of getting medical treatment after the accident and guide you through the injury claims process. Also, I have the tools necessary to fight for you and help you recover rightful financial compensation to cover your medical expenses, lost income, and any additional pain and suffering you've been through.
Don't delay getting medical help after a car accident. Contact my firm – Kyle H. Jarzmik Law – today to schedule an easy case evaluation with a valued car accident lawyer. I possess the highly-personalized legal guidance, assistance, and compassionate representation you need in your case. My firm is proud to serve clients across Atlanta, Lawrenceville, Fulton County, Carroll County, Gwinnett County, and Dekalb County, Georgia.