What is the very first thing you should do after a car accident?
If you have been involved in a car accident and believe that you might have been injured, seek medical attention right away. If you are severely injured, this may seem pretty obvious but car accidents can be very tricky. Even serious injuries are not always immediately apparent and may go untreated for days or weeks.
Specific Reasons to Seek Medical Help
While prompt medical attention has many benefits, there are two major benefits following a car accident, which are as follows:
- Reduce Injuries and Prevent Further Aggravation of the Injuries: Due to the nature and sensitivity of some injuries, like soft tissue or nerve damage, as examples, significant injuries may not be immediately apparent at the moment and may not show up for hours or days later. Even further, people regularly underestimate the impact of adrenaline and shock after experiencing an accident, making them even less aware of injuries. Getting medical help – and right away – is the only way you can fully take care of yourself.
- The Legal Realities: While your health is paramount, the legal reality is also that if you do not document any and all injuries and your treatment received and preserve what a may be crucial evidence, the lawyers for an opposing insurance company may well use this against you in legal attempts to minimize or deny your claim altogether.
The bottom line is do not procrastinate and put your health at risk nor let elapsed time work against your legal interests. You deserve better and you could otherwise pay for it dearly down the road in more ways than one.
If You Have Been Injured in a Car Accident, Get Medical Help Right Away and Get an Experienced North Charleston Accident Law Firm
Your health and your legal rights are too valuable to simply let them slip away. Get the medical attention you deserve and do not hesitate. Your next step is to contact an experienced and trusted North Charleston injury attorney. The Hartman Law Firm, LLC will talk to you today about your game plan so please call us at 843-300-7600 to discuss your accident and learn how we can help you.