Should I Get Medical Treatment After an Auto Accident?
Auto accidents can cause all kinds of injuries and health complications. Some injuries are obvious right away and require immediate attention, while other might not manifest themselves until a little while later. If another person was at fault in the accident, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against that other person to compensate for your injuries. Should you do this before or after seeking medical treatment following an auto accident?
There is no reason to delay medical treatment because of the impending filing of a personal injury claim and you absolutely should get medical treatment if it is indeed necessary. Obviously, emergency treatment is unavoidable, but even beyond that, if you have injuries that require any sort of treatment, it is best to seek treatment for them when the symptoms arise. The goal of a personal injury claim is to receive compensation for medical expenses, not necessarily pay for them outright, so it is a safe bet to get treatment now and get reimbursed later.
That being said, it is very important to keep strict documentation of all medical treatment that is undergone, as this ledger will be what the courts reference in order to grant compensation. Having documentation of all doctors’ visits, prescription medication, therapy, or any other kind of treatment is key to winning as much compensation out of a personal injury claim as possible. If possible, try to keep medical treatment to only necessary things, as the defense will try to deny coverage on other treatments and you would be at a loss for those.
When seeking to gain as much compensation as possible from a personal injury claim, the best asset you can have on your side is a skilled and experienced attorney. At the Franco Law Firm, we would be honored to help you through your personal injury case and see justice won for you swiftly and efficiently. To schedule a free consultation with us today, call us any time at (813) 872-0929.