Due to shock, adrenaline and concern for others, accident victims don’t always behave in their own best interest. Instead of getting care for themselves, they may insist that everything is okay in an attempt to avoid conflict or embarrassment. However, seeking medical attention after an accident — especially one that involves trauma — is crucial.
Motor vehicle collisions, falls, sports injuries and encounters with falling objects or chemical substances are some common forms of accidents that can result in serious injuries. While injuries like broken bones and open wounds may be immediately apparent, others can be less obvious. If these injuries go unnoticed and untreated, they can worsen over time. What appears to be a minor injury may turn into a life-threatening condition.
Some types of illnesses or injuries that may not be readily apparent after an accident are:
Seeing a doctor after an accident may save you from suffering down the line, and obtaining a prompt medical report is essential if you hope to receive compensation from an insurance claim. If it cannot be shown that your injury was caused by the accident in question, you may be left to pay for your medical bills on your own.
At Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban, we represent individuals who have experienced personal injuries from accidents in which another party is at fault. If you need help obtaining compensation for your losses, call us at (888) 351-1038 or contact us online to arrange a free initial consultation. We have offices in the Carolinas and Virginia.
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