The aftermath of an auto accident can be chaotic. You may be confused, wondering what had just happened, unsure of how you feel physically, and have a thousand other things going through your head. If you have been seriously injured or are in significant pain, it will seem obvious that you should seek medical care. But if you are not sure if you have been injured, it’s normal to question whether you should seek medical care.
Carlson Injury Law has helped many auto accident victims with their legal needs. We are knowledgeable about what you should and shouldn’t do after an accident. Here are some steps to follow if you’ve been in an accident.
Medical Care or No Medical Care – Which Should You Choose?
You should seek medical care after an accident. Auto accidents involve significant force that can lead to serious or even deadly injuries – and you may not even know you are injured. Even if you suspect you are injured, you may not be sure if the injury is serious enough to warrant seeking medical care.
While certain car accidents leave everyone involved in perfect health, you shouldn’t just assume you don’t need medical care. A complete physical examination, possibly with imaging tests, could turn up injuries that you were unaware of – or show that the injury you thought was minor is major. You don’t want to assume everything is fine if it’s not.
Medical Records Can Help With Your Case
If you do file a lawsuit because someone else caused the accident, you want to have as much evidence of the harm the accident did as possible. A checkup with a doctor will provide important evidence of your injuries, evidence that could lead to a substantial settlement or other forms of compensation. So, getting medical care not only provides peace of mind and help for any injuries you have, but it also helps improve the odds of a successful personal injury lawsuit.
What if You Don’t Have a Doctor or Insurance?
If you don’t know where to go for medical care or you don’t have health insurance, you are not alone. We have had many clients in a similar situation to yours. Fortunately, we can help. Our firm can direct you to medical doctors that will accept responsibility for the treatment of auto accident victims – many won’t, so you have to find the right doctor. And if you have a strong case, we can possibly make a deal with the medical provider to provide you with services with a guarantee that they will be paid out of the recovery we make in your case.
Get Your Questions Answered
Have you been in an automobile accident in Utah? Let Carlson Injury Law stand up to the insurance companies for you. We are here to answer your questions about legal options and medical care. Please call us at (801) 845-4577 to speak with us directly. You can also use our secure and confidential contact form on our contact page.