After being involved in an auto accident, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed and naturally you may find yourself minimizing the seriousness of the situation. At first you may feel fine, but it’s quite possible a serious personal injury was sustained.
Signs of a personal injury include pain, dizziness, and numbness. This can occur immediately after an accident, several days later, or even weeks down the road. It’s important to see a doctor as soon as possible after an accident and personal injury. If you wait too long, it will be harder to prove your injuries came from the accident. Do not to have a “wait and see” approach. It may cost you your accident case.
Before seeing the doctor, take pictures of your visible injuries, such as bruises, cuts, and scrapes. If there ends up being a problem with your personal injury claim, the photos you take will be excellent sources of evidence. Another important step includes documenting your medical expenses after an accident. This will help with your settlement.
Consulting With a Doctor After Your Accident
After being involved in an accident, you and your doctor, along with your car insurance company’s claim adjuster and your personal injury attorney, will be involved in your case. However, you and your doctor play the biggest roles. Be sure to tell your doctor you were involved in an auto accident and ask him/her to perform a complete examination. If you happen to be feeling any sort of head pain, ask for an MRI. Make sure you examine pre-existing injuries and whether or not they were intensified due to the car accident.
For more information, please contact a Philadelphia personal injury lawyer at The Heslin Law Firm. You can reach our office at 215-332-300.