After being involved in an accident, it is imperative that you see a doctor
as soon as possible. Oftentimes, many car accident victims feel physically
fine afterward, but experience the painful symptoms of their injuries
later on. Unfortunately, postponing a doctor visit or necessary treatment
can ultimately jeopardize your chances of successfully obtaining the fair
and just compensation you will need to cover the costs associated with
Not All Car Crash Injuries Are Obvious
Many injuries that are frequently sustained in motor vehicle accidents
do not initially appear to be serious and tend not to exhibit symptoms.
Below are some of the most common delayed-onset injuries associated with
Whiplash: This soft tissue injury is often dismissed as minor, but if left untreated,
it can potentially progress into something much more severe. Seeing a
doctor right away can minimize the chances of this injury evolving into
a chronic condition.
Concussions: You do not necessarily need to bang your head against the dashboard or
steering wheel to sustain a concussion in a motor vehicle accident. If
you suffer severe whiplash, causing your brain to violently shake inside
of the skull, this could also result in a concussion. Since there might
not be any marks, cuts, or bruises, people tend not to treat this injury
seriously, but the fact is that it could be potentially life-altering
or even deadly if the brain is bleeding.
Back injuries: Back injuries are also common in motor vehicle accidents and should not
be disregarded. Remember, anything that seems minor now will likely get
worse. Treat it before it gets to that point.
Why Seeing a Doctor is Important
In addition to protecting your health, you should also see a doctor to
personal injury claim. Delaying treatment raises a red flag for insurance companies. If
it took days, weeks, or longer before you ever sought treatment, an insurance
adjuster will argue that you are either exaggerating your injuries or
that they were not caused by the crash since you did not immediately seek
A big reason why many injured victims skip out on medical treatment is
due to the cost. Putting off medical treatment will not save you money,
however. While you are in the process of pursuing your claim, you need
to seek and receive treatment and, once you have recovered or completed
your treatment, you can send the medical bills to the at-fault driver’s
insurance company to request reimbursement.
Car Accident Attorney in Midland
If you were recently involved in a
motor vehicle accident and sustained injuries, you need to seek medical treatment as soon as
possible and then contact the legal team at Dean Law Firm in Midland.
Our personal injury attorneys are backed by over 20 years of experience
and have won tens of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. We
would be honored to do the same for you.
Get started on your personal injury claim today and reach out to our law firm at
(432) 214-8125 to request your free initial case evaluation.