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Why Seeing a Doctor is Important after a Car Collision

by | Jan 13, 2023 | Firm News

Car collisions can lead to injuries that last for months or years. If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle collision, don’t put off seeing a doctor. It’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible so you can receive the best care for your injuries. Choosing to not see a doctor can lead to prolonged injuries and worsening pain. Below are some common injuries from a personal injury case that require long-term care:

  • Head injuries
  • Back pain
  • Nerve damage
  • Shoulder pain
  • Neck pain

Compensation in a Personal Injury CaseIf you do not seek medical care after being injured, it can affect the amount of compensation you receive in your case. Seeking appropriate medical care can ensure the best results for your case and for your health.

When evaluating motor vehicle incidents, insurance companies need evidence to compensate an injured person for their claim. Much of this evidence comes from your medical records. By choosing to engage in self-care and not seeking medical attention, insurance companies are less likely to award compensation due to a lack of evidence.

Medical treatment isn’t just long, it’s also costly. Insurance companies award compensation based on medical expenses an injured person pays. Medical bills can provide concrete evidence regarding the severity and cost of your injuries to insurance companies. Self-care makes it difficult to create hard evidence concerning the cost of your treatment. Insurance companies would view your injuries as less severe compared to someone who treated with a doctor.

When to See a Doctor

If you’ve been injured in a car collision, don’t prolong seeing a doctor. You should seek medical care at an emergency facility if you feel your injuries require immediate attention. Your doctor can provide recommendations on how to treat your injuries and refer you to specialists for additional treatment as needed.

At the Law Office of Brian H. Turner, our team is committed to ensuring you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. We will work with you to ensure you receive the most sufficient medical treatment. Our attorneys can help you find doctors that are best suited to treat your injuries. Call us at 916-571-9583 or send us a message online to arrange a free consultation.