If you’re hurt, you should get medical treatment and get checked out by a doctor immediately to rule out serious injury.
It is very clear when you have an injury such as a broken bone that you should go to the hospital immediately to get treatment. However, some of the more complicated injuries that can happen in a car crash can be less obvious. These typically are injuries of the back, such as a herniated disc, protruding disc, cord compression, etc. All these injuries can be very, very serious and can cause extreme amounts of pain yet not leave you with any broken bones or visible signs of injury.
Often people with these types of injuries tend to think that once the soreness subsides that they’ll be fine. The problem is, typically it is a pain that continues and sometimes gets worse over time. If you do not see a doctor initially but decide to see a doctor a week or more down the road, you have, what is called, “a gap in treatment.” You are actually damaging your claim and are less likely to successfully prove that your injury is a result of the motor vehicle collision. The larger the gap in treatment, the more difficult it will be to be to show your injuries resulted from the accident.
Again, it is advisable to see a doctor after a wreck to rule out injuries of a serious nature.
Ty Wilson is an Savannah car accident lawyer who provides a ton of information to those who have been injured in:
- car accidents
- bike accidents
- motorcycle accidents
- trucking accidents
- slip or fall accidents
Visit his article and video libraries, read his blogs, and order his books before hiring an attorney or even before talking to the insurance adjuster. If you have specific questions, give Ty a call at 912-508-4711.