When should you seek medical attention?
Injuries from a car crash can be sneaky. At first, due to the adrenaline and stress, you may not notice your injuries or the severity of them. It may take a few days for the true extent of the injury to become clear.
That’s why it is important to seek medical treatment immediately or shortly after a crash. An auto insurance carrier may see a delay in seeking medical treatment as a sign that you weren’t really hurt when, in fact, it may be more a matter of not understanding your injury or being overwhelmed by the crash.
It is extremely important to follow the doctor’s recommendations and advice concerning treatment and rehabilitation. If the doctor says you should go to physical therapy, you need to go to physical therapy. The reason is very simple. First and foremost, you need to get well. But secondly, the insurance companies will look at that and make a determination that if you didn’t go to physical therapy like your doctor said you should, then you must not be that hurt; or if you aren’t getting better, it’s because you didn’t follow the doctor’s advice. While we know that may not necessarily be the case, that is a very powerful argument in front of a jury.
At Parker Law Firm, our experienced personal injury lawyers believe people matter. We are committed to our clients, not case numbers, and we believe in the power of the civil justice system. With years spent both representing accident victims and participating in the state legislative process, our founder, Brad Parker, has developed a deep understanding of the law and gained unique experience that helps him get results for his clients.