Medical Treatment And Personal Injury Cases

If you have been involved in a car accident, even a minor one, there may be injuries that you are unaware of, which is why it's so important to seek out medical care right away. Have the police come to the scene, get a police report, and have them bring an ambulance unless you are able to get yourself to the hospital to be checked out on your own. The better way to prove injuries, however, is to have the ambulance transport you. Here's what you need to know about the specifics of medical treatment directly involving your personal injury case:

There Might be Internal Injuries

The number one reason to seek out medical treatment right away is that there could be internal injuries you are not aware of. Many times, internal injuries go unnoticed until it's too late and you are either seriously harmed, or it becomes fatal. This is the number one reason to seek out medical treatment because it's vital for your well being and for the clear incentive to proceed with a personal injury claim. 

Adrenaline Can Make You Unaware

What many people don't realize is that adrenaline from the accident can make you completely unaware of any pain that you would otherwise be in because of the injuries sustained. This is probably the number one reason people do not seek out medical attention right away. Instead, try and calm yourself down, call the police, and get yourself to the hospital. At this point, you will probably become more aware of any kind of pain you are in. 

Medical Records Establish the Case

Without medical records hinting that the injury is directly correlated with the accident, your case becomes more difficult to prove. If your injuries have shown up some time after the accident, but you were not seen by a doctor, then the case turns into a way for the opposite party to find some incident after the accident that could explain your injuries. 

If you have been involved in an accident and did not seek medical attention right away, do not fret because your case is not completely lost. Rely on your personal injury attorney to help prove that your injury is related to the accident directly. Your attorney can do this with other evidence aside from the medical documentation that should help establish this. From here, be sure that you do not miss any doctor appointments or treatments that could disprove your otherwise difficult-to-prove case. 

Contact a company like The Law Offices of Andrew Farmer PLLC for more information and assistance.