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Should I Seek Medical Attention Even Though I Don't Feel Hurt?

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Dec 23, 2013 11:00:00 AM

personal injury attorney GainesvilleWithout a doubt, several extensive medical, legal, financial and emotional considerations are involved requiring immediate attention after you have been involved in an auto accident. If you fail to pay attention to any one of these different components after your accident occurs, you might find out later that the mistake could prove to be quite costly in terms of your well-being and recovery for years down the road.

The body isn’t designed to be able to hold up against the impact and force brought on from an auto accident. Regardless of whether it is a slow impact collision or not, you could end up finding yourself struggling with any number of serious injuries. Not all of these injuries are going to be visible at first, which is why it is imperative that you seek the attention of a medical professional right away. 

Beyond getting you the medical treatment you need, it will also help in the event of a legal claim. The longer you choose to sit back and wait before seeking treatment, the more questions that will arise from the insurance provider. Luckily, a Gainesville personal injury attorney can field any questions they might have in regards to how severe your injuries truly are from the accident.

Don’t Ever Assume That Auto Accident Injuries Aren’t a Big Deal

Many individuals who were involved in an auto accident often walk away claiming they don’t feel as if they are injured. They think the accident was no big deal, so they end up opting out of going to see the doctor because they just don’t think they need to. As time progresses, you find yourself sitting there and wondering why it is that you don’t feel so great. In the end, you decide to get yourself checked out by a medical professional to get to the bottom of the pain and ailments that are bothering you.

Imagine the surprise when the doctor tells you that what you are dealing with are injuries stemming from the accident that you didn’t think was serious. Even though this story is more common than you might think, you don’t have to allow yourself to fall into the category of so many others. Just because you don’t feel hurt, that doesn’t mean that you are truly okay. Never assume that there is nothing wrong with you. It might end up being one of the most costly decisions you will ever make.

It is imperative that you are examined by a qualified medical professional as quickly as you can after being involved in a car accident. Overcome the natural tendency of avoiding going to a hospital or doctor just because you don’t feel like it. If you are trying to avoid any expense and hassle of going to the doctor for medical treatment, you need to put that behind you and make the trip. Don’t sit back and wait two or three days to see how you are feeling and make a decision on whether to go or not. Waiting and seeing is one of the worst approaches to handling your medical care.

Legal, Medical and Insurance Concerns Demand Prompt Medical Treatment

Minor injuries tend to get worse as time progresses. If you don’t take the time to seek medical attention quickly after the accident, it can make things more difficult for a Gainesville personal injury attorney to argue your case. 

Beyond taking control of your health and well-being, you are also helping to make your claim to the car insurance company. If you expect to receive a decent amount of compensation, you will need to help your Gainesville personal injury attorney along the way with the proper documentation. The validity of your claim may suffer when you don’t take the time to get proper treatment. Also, the other party can easily try to argue that there wasn’t any injury or pain to begin with, or that the injury is made up because you didn’t go to the doctor right away.

Waiting hours, days, or longer can make your case far worse than it needs to be. Most insurance companies will take your waiting as an indication that you weren’t actually injured in the accident. They tend to assume that those who are seriously injured after the accident are going to seek medical attention right away. Don’t make things harder on yourself. Take the time to head over to the doctor and let them check you out to determine exactly what injuries were sustained as a result of the car accident you were involved in.

Steven A. Bagen Law Firm has offices in Gainesville and Ocala, Florida.

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