You’ve had a car accident and you’re shaken up, but you’re not sure whether you’re hurt. You go through the motions of exchanging identification and insurance information with the other driver, but wonder whether you should go to the hospital. After all, your new health insurance has a high deductible, so a big chunk of the ER care will have to come out of your pocket. Maybe you think you should wait to see how you feel in the morning, or in a couple of days. But think again: you may be jeopardizing your health and your injury claim.
At Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban, we often represent clients who did not seek immediate medical attention. Those clients often have to settle for less than they could have gotten if they’d gone to a medical care provider right away. Here’s what you need to know before you put off getting medical care for a personal injury:
The best thing you can do for your present health and future claim is to go to the emergency room and get checked out fully.
After you’ve gotten the initial medical attention you need, there are other things you should do to strengthen your case:
When you’re hurt, it can be difficult to manage what seem to be small details. However, attention to detail, starting with immediate medical treatment, will pay dividends when it’s time to settle your case.
If you have questions about your personal injury case, contact a law firm with more than 200 years of combined experience. Call (888) 351-1038 or contact Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban online to schedule a free consultation.
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