Car accident victims may not feel pain immediately after the crash and incorrectly assume they have not been injured. Only after a few days do these victims begin to feel a pain in their neck or back. This situation is fairly common.
If you begin to experience aches or pains a few days after a car a crash, you should visit a doctor immediately, even If you told the insurance company that you were not injured. Neck strain resulting from whiplash can be an expensive and painful injury. If you do not receive medical treatment within a couple of weeks, it will become difficult to prove that your injuries were caused by the accident.
Just as important as seeking medical treatment is to notify your insurance company of your injuries in a timely manner. The insurance companies follow standard criteria to evaluate the type and severity of every injury, and one of those criteria is how quickly you sought and received medical treatment after the accident occurred. If you have legal representation, your attorney will notify the insurance company on your behalf.
Insurance adjusters will want updates on your medical treatment. Adjusters will contact victims who have not hired an attorney directly. If you have not obtained representation, be sure to avoid contradictory actions and statements that appear to contradict your injury claim. Those actions include missing doctors’ appointments and saying that you’ve completely recovered.
If you do not have an attorney, it’s also important to keep track of all your medical records and lost income. You will be able to seek compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and possible future damages. Experienced attorneys will be able to handle your medical records and documents while negotiating compensation on your behalf, making the insurance claim process easier.
If you’ve suffered an injury in an car crash, call the auto accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth today at 888-517-9888. We offer free initial consultations and contingency fees, so you will only be charged attorneys fess after we win your case. We can answer any questions you may have about your car accident case.