Immediately after a car crash, emotions run high. So too does adrenaline. It’s fairly common for car accident victims to feel “okay” in the aftermath of a crash. It’s also fairly common for those same people to begin to experience pains in their necks, backs, extremities, and more as the adrenaline wears off. It could take several hours, or even several days, for car accident victims to realize that they were injured in the crash. Many may have even told their insurance companies that they were not injured.
If you have been in a car collision and begin to feel aches and pains hours or even days after the crash, it is very important to see a doctor ASAP, even if you’ve told the insurance company you are not injured. Do not delay. If you do not receive medical treatment for injuries sustained in the car accident as soon as symptoms arise, it becomes more difficult to prove to the insurance company that your injuries were caused by the crash.
It is also important to notify your insurance company that you are seeking medical treatment. Insurance companies follow standard criteria to evaluate the type and severity of every injury. One of those criteria is how quickly you sought and received medical treatment after your crash. If you have already retained an attorney, he or she will notify the insurance company on your behalf.
Dealing with insurance adjusters can be tricky if you do not have an attorney. Claimants who do not have legal representation will be contacted directly by insurance adjusters. It’s very important to avoid contradictory statements and actions when speaking with an adjuster. For example, if you say you’re suffering from a lot of pain but have been skipping medical treatment, adjusters will assume your injuries are not as bad as you say.
Car accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth help our clients obtain the most financial compensation possible by providing expert advice. We speak to the insurance companies on our clients’ behalf so they can focus on their medical treatment. If you have been injured in a car crash, call our offices today at 888-517-9888 to receive a free consultation.