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When Should I Seek Medical Attention After An Accident?

If you have been injured in an accident due to another person’s negligence, you may be concerned about how to handle your case, especially when it comes to medical care. You might be worried about who to see for medical care or when you should seek care. Our personal injury attorneys at Hope Law Firm share when you should seek medical attention after an accident and why it is so important to seek care as soon as you can.

As Soon As You Can

After an accident, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. If you wait to seek medical attention until you feel bad, see physical symptoms of injuries such as bruising, or even wait a few days, the insurance company or others involved in your personal injury case might claim that you were not injured if you waited before seeking medical attention.

As a rule of thumb, after any accident, make sure to see a doctor immediately or, if possible, seek medical attention at the scene. If emergency medical services offer care at the site of your accident, do not refuse and instead accept the care. This can help your case, as it shows that you sought care after the accident and were concerned about your injuries.

Certain injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, might not show symptoms until the days following your accident. If you notice any changes in your mental capabilities or coordination, it is essential to see a doctor as soon as you can so they can record this injury for you.

Get Help, Get Hope

If you have been injured due to another individual’s negligence, you may be concerned about getting a favorable result in your personal injury case. Our personal injury attorneys at Hope Law Firm are dedicated to fighting for your legal rights and helping ease the strain of seeking a fair outcome while you recover from your injuries.

Were you involved in an accident and unsure when to seek medical care? Schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys by calling (515) 298-5056. We are waiting for your call.