Imagine this: You’re on your way to work, sitting in the car, and all of a sudden, there is a loud and hard impact on the back or side of your car. You’re all of a sudden dealing with the unfortunate situation of a car crash caused by someone else’s negligence.
What do you do? What steps do you need to take to protect your case? Not many people know what to do after an accident, but there are important steps that need to be taken. One of those steps is seeking medical attention. Here’s why this is so important.
Even though some people may not feel the impact of a crash right away, it’s important to get medical attention regardless. Some injuries may not appear immediately and you may not feel anything as a result of the adrenaline of the situation.
You’ll be able to speak with a medical professional who can diagnose any injuries that you may have sustained as a result of the car crash. You may also need to follow up with your doctor if you have any persisting injuries.
While your health is of the utmost importance, you should also know that getting medical attention is also helpful for the legal aspect of your situation. Why? Because you will get a medical record that can help attest to your injuries.
One part of proving negligence and liability is the ability to show that the injury was a direct result of the accident. This is why medical records are so important because a doctor can show that the injury sustained was not an existing condition.
If you are injured and need a car accident lawyer in Utah, North Dakota, Washington, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, or Nevada, Lowe Law Group is here for you. We recognize the legal troubles that you may encounter and work to help you move forward.
Do I Have to See a Specific Doctor?
The insurance company you go up against in a personal injury matter has one priority: protect profits. To do so, they’re more likely to lie to claimants and try and take advantage of the vulnerability of the injured during a time they need answers the most.
Part of these lies is trying to tell individuals that they have to see a specific doctor to verify the injury before filing a claim. However, it’s important to know which doctor you need to see, and what your rights are moving forward.
Severe Injuries Require Emergency Room Care
If you’ve been severely injured from a car accident, you should be sure to go to the emergency room and see a doctor as soon as possible after the incident. The emergency room is the best way to get the immediate care and treatment that you need.
Following the visit to the emergency room, you should follow up with your primary care specialist to continue receiving care and have medical records indicating what injury you sustained, what steps you’re taking to heal, and how the injuries are impacting you financially.
What If My Doctor Won’t See Me?
Unfortunately, there are some doctor’s offices where they decline seeing you following an injury caused by negligence because they are not setup properly to bill the other party’s insurance company, or because they know that they may need to be witnesses later on in the process.
If this happens, you have the right to seek a second opinion from another doctor. We know it may prove to be difficult if you don’t have medical insurance and you can’t afford it. There may still be options to help you with this, as well!
At Lowe Law Group, we want to help you to the best of our abilities, including answering questions you may have. This is a difficult time for you and we want to give you the peace of mind you need so you can move forward with confidence.
Our personal injury attorneys are standing by, ready to pursue the compensation you need after suffering harm as a result of someone else’s negligence. We’re focused on your best interests and your rights are our best interests.
Call us today at (801) 900-4681 for the representation you need.