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Why Go to the Doctor After an Auto Accident?

No matter your car accident injury, you should go to a doctor as soon as possible. If you suffered a broken leg, go to the doctor. If you suffered a concussion from a deploying airbag, go to the doctor. If you were hit from behind and suddenly experience neck pain, go to the doctor.

Even if you don’t think you were hurt, you should still go to the doctor. Given our insistence, you may wonder why you should go to the doctor after an auto injury.

Treatment

Your health should be your primary concern after a traumatic incident. If you suspect you’re injured, you should go straight to the hospital or urgent care, preferably from the scene. Your doctor can check you over for missed injuries and has the authority to order imaging and medication.

An X-ray may discover hairline fractures or pieces of crash debris that went unnoticed. It’s crucial you catch these conditions immediately after the accident as your condition could worsen if these ailments went untreated.

Settlements

If you don’t see a doctor from the scene, you should make an effort to see them within three days of the accident, even if the pain is minimal. Urgently seeking a medical professional tells the insurance companies that your injuries warranted immediate treatment. If you wait too long, insurance adjusters may argue that your injuries aren’t as severe as you claim because you didn’t treat them as a priority.

Assistance

If you’re worried about paying a doctor, you should consult an experienced auto injury attorney as soon as possible. Personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis; once they accept your case, you don’t have to pay them until they win your settlement.

Your legal counsel can help you find a doctor who agrees to work on a “lien” basis. That means the doctor, like the attorney, waits until the case is resolved before requesting payment. This agreement is incredibly valuable for anyone without insurance or who fears their insurance will not cover the full extent of their injuries.

If you suffered serious injuries in a car accident, you might be entitled to rightful compensation. If you’d like a Miami auto injury attorney from Julian Rudolph Law to evaluate your case, please send us an email or call (305) 306-1968.

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