Importance of Receiving Medical Treatment after a Car Accident

Auto accidents are the leading cause of injury in the United States. It is extremely important to always receive medical treatment right away after being involved in a car accident. Failure to do so could lead to complications down the road and hurt your personal injury claim.

The main causes of car accidents are from distracted driving, speeding, aggressive driving, drowsy driving, and drunk driving. Auto defects and issues with road conditions due to weather or road work can also cause auto accidents. Injury from an auto accident can range from minor to severe and sometimes even death. Common injuries include lacerations, back injuries, whiplash, traumatic brain injuries, amputations, permanent disabilities, and spinal cord injuries. Whiplash happens to be the most common injury, especially in rear-end auto accidents. After being injured in a car accident, always seek medical attention right away, even if you don’t think you are injured. You could be injured without knowing it and not see symptoms for a few weeks. No matter how minor your injury may be, you should get checked out immediately. Choose to get examined by the medical assistance on site or go see a doctor right away. These documents and medical records regarding your injury will help in your case, additionally, this will ensure that you are getting the proper treatment for your injuries.

After being involved in a car accident and receiving medical treatment, you will want to bring a claim forward. When negligence is found by the other party, you could have a case where compensation will be awarded damages to help with medical bills and other financial strains caused by the accident. By filing a claim, you can receive compensation to help with your bills and also get the justice that you deserve by holding the responsible party accountable.

Damages will help pay for:

– Past and future medical expenses due to injuries from the accident

– Loss of wages due to missing work from your injuries

– Property damage

– Loss of companionship

– Disfigurement due to the accident

– Loss of enjoyment due to your injuries

– Emotional distress caused by the accident and injuries sustained

– Expenses directly related to your injuries

If you fail to receive medical treatment after an accident, you may have a hard time filing a personal injury claim. This is because you didn’t take the proper steps after the accident and it is hard to prove that your injury actually came from the accident if you took extra time to be seen by a doctor. To be on the safe side, at least be examined on the scene after a car accident.

Hann Law

Hann Law Firm serves the San Jose area in California and specializes in personal injury claims. For the best Sacramento accident attorney, let Hann Law take on your personal injury claim. They will aggressively fight to win your case and get the compensation you deserve after being injured in an auto accident.