Neck injuries are common in many different type of accidents, including car accidents, slip and falls, and workplace injuries. If you or someone you love has recently been involved in an accident and are not sure if you should visit a doctor, our experienced personal injury attorneys at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers want you to know that a medical evaluation and treatment is always in your best interest!
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You should visit a doctor for your neck injury:
- As soon as possible after an accident – Getting a medical evaluation as soon as possible after an accident is the best thing you can do for your health. In the heat of the moment when your adrenaline is high, you may not feel pain, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t an injury or complication that can cause you pain or issues later on. Let a medical professional evaluate your neck and perform any tests they see fit to determine if there are any major issues that need to be addressed and treated. Whether you think you can tough it out or are simply unfamiliar with the health care system, it is always a smart idea to go to a doctor.
- As soon as you start to feel pain – Some injuries don’t present themselves until days or even weeks after an accident. Whenever you feel pain, you should bring that to the attention of a doctor, and explain the details of your recent accident. There could very well be an underlying injury that requires treatment, especially if time and rest have not helped.
Why Waiting to Seek Medical Treatment Can be a Mistake
Waiting to seek a medical evaluation after an accident can be a costly mistake during a personal injury case. Not only does waiting to see a doctor put you at risk of not discovering a problem and getting the right treatment, waiting can harm your chances of being able to recover damages. Personal injury claims are hinged on showing that you suffered damages as a result of another’s negligence, which can include property damage, lost income from missing work, and your pain and suffering.
By seeking an evaluation from a doctor, you establish evidence of your injury that can be used to support your claim. Insurance companies are quick to argue that you were not really injured if you didn’t go to a doctor or didn’t seek timely treatment, even if you were in pain all along. Remember, you can recover the costs of any medical treatment you pay for out of your own pocket in a personal injury claim, so you won’t be on the hook for the bills if you have a successful case.
Our attorneys do understand that some people may not be familiar with health insurance or have the means to pay for a doctor visit. This is why we can help search for appropriate medical treatment and cover the costs so you don’t have to pay up-front fees. Bringing your case to our attention as soon as possible can help you get the medical treatment you need and pursue the compensation you deserve.
Your Walterboro car accident attorney will analyze the documentation you provide – car accident reports, medical reports, witness contact information, insurance policy, etc. – and advise you on the best course of action. It is unwise to try settling with the insurance company alone. They don’t work for your greater good, but theirs. Your attorney will consult with your healthcare team, depose witnesses, calculate the worth of your claim, send the demand letter, negotiate settlement, and seek the economic and non-economic damages you deserve to recover. While you rest and heal, your attorneys will take care of everything.
Learn How George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers Can Help!
Our firm is passionate about guiding injured victims through every step of their personal injury case, including the steps they need to take to obtain the medical treatment they need. If you are still unsure about seeking medical treatment after an accident or don’t know where to begin, we can help! There should never be an excuse for not seeking timely medical treatment when it comes to your health.
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