Car accidents can be emotionally overwhelming and physically harmful. Our bodies are
not designed to endure the amount of force and impact generated by most
Even if you were only involved in a low-speed fender-bender, you may still
suffer mild injuries, such as whiplash. Many people do not realize the
full extent of their injuries due to the adrenaline that is coursing through
their bodies. The truth is that it may take hours or days for injuries
to show up. This is why it is imperative to seek immediate medical attention
after a collision.
If your accident and injuries appear to be minor, visiting an urgent care
center can save you time and money. Wait times are shorter in comparison
to hospital emergency rooms.
Your doctor can determine the full extent of your injuries, how these injuries
were caused, and the future health concerns you face. Furthermore, he
or she can recommend a number of days you may need to miss from work.
Besides for the benefit of your overall health and well-being, one of the
most important reasons why you need to visit a doctor immediately after
an accident is because insurance companies will try to find any way to
completely deny your claim or significantly reduce your entitled compensation.
If you do not seek immediate medical attention following a car crash,
insurers typically assume that you weren’t hurt at all. They feel
that the more time which passes between the car accident and the initial
treatment, the more likely it is the claimant or plaintiff could be exaggerating
or faking the extent of his or her injuries.
Delaying visiting a doctor can result in your injuries becoming worse.
Without proper treatment, a minor injury could develop into a chronic
condition with lasting consequences.
If you suffered an injury in a car accident caused by a negligent party
contact our Richmond personal injury attorney at
Halperin Law Center and request a
free consultation today.