You are eager to get back to whatever you were doing before the accident. You aren’t in a lot of pain right now, and you are thinking about skipping a trip to the doctor. We understand why you might avoid or delay going to the doctor, but we encourage you to consider the consequences of failing to get medical treatment after an accident. It could end up being a big mistake.
Why It’s Important to See a Doctor After a Car Crash
You may not need to go to the emergency room if you aren’t experiencing a lot of pain or life-threatening injuries. However, even if you feel okay right now, a doctor can:
- Prevent your injuries from getting worse. Some injuries don’t have immediate symptoms. For example, you may not notice a brain injury right away. However, if you fail to get medical treatment for your brain injury, the injury may worsen.
- Help you get ahead of any pain that might be coming. For example, soft tissue injuries may not be noticeable immediately after your crash but may become painful in the days and weeks ahead. A doctor can help you know what to expect and how to manage the pain effectively and without delay.
- Establish causation between the accident and your injuries. If you delay medical care, you may have a difficult time proving that your injuries were caused by the accident. Your medical record is often a critical part of proving causation and valuing your accident damages.
Learn More About Protecting Your Accident Recovery
Medical care isn’t the only overwhelming part of your accident recovery. Our Bloomfield Hills accident lawyers know that the legal recovery process can be overwhelming as well. We are here to help you through every part of your legal recovery from the time your accident occurs until your recovery is finalized.
As you focus on your physical and financial recoveries, we will fight for your fair compensation of past and future medical costs, lost income, out-of-pocket expenses, pain, and suffering. Contact us today to learn more about your rights and what you can do to protect your accident recovery.