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Seeking Medical Treatment After a Car Accident
The aftermath of a car accident can be a confusing and overwhelming time. You know that you need to get in touch with your attorney, to file a report with a police, and to exchange insurance information with the other party involved in the accident, but do you know what you should do in regards to seeking medical treatment for any injuries you might have sustained? Read on to learn more about the vital importance of your medical treatment after a car accident and what you should be discussing with your attorney.
You will need to seek treatment immediately after your car accident in order to get serious injuries tended to properly. If need be seek treatment at a local hospital or urgent care center. Make sure you give the health care provider an accurate history of how you were injured. Contact your primary care physician. Having your injuries treated will not negate the possibility of receiving compensation for them, but it is imperative that whatever health care provider treats you is able to keep thorough and accurate records. Insurance companies and your car accident attorney both will need to access the records of your injuries in order to proceed with your case. It is extremely important that your attorney has these records so that they can prepare to defend you against the insurance company, which may try to prevent you from receiving the total amount of compensation you deserve.
Do All of My Injuries Need to Be Immediately Evident in Order to Qualify for Compensation?
It may be that some of your car accident injuries do not become apparent until a few days have passed. Back and neck pain, in particular, does not tend to set in until later. But just because your injuries do not immediately affect you that does not mean that you should not be compensated for them. Discuss any changes in your medical condition with your attorney in order to know what steps to take to secure your car accident claim’s future.
If you have been involved in a car accident and are seeking a personal injury attorney, get in touch with Jenkins, Block and Associates today.
We have four offices across Maryland and Virginia with trained legal professionals ready to assist you. Please CALL US at 1-800-243-2439 to be directed to the closest Jenkins Block & Associates location to you.