A common mistake that many make after being in a car accident is not seeking immediate medical attention. If you don’t see a doctor right away, you may hurt your potential personal injury claim. Time is of the essence. At Rawlins Law, we recommend that the sooner you can be seen by a doctor, the better. This is to not just to benefit your claim, but most importantly, your health! If you have any questions throughout your reading, contact Rawlins Law at (858) 257-8778.
First, if you do not have health insurance or cannot afford a doctor, you have a few options to help cover expenses. If you are not at fault, the negligent person’s medical payment coverage can cover up to a certain amount. You will then be responsible for covering the remaining bill amount. You can also contact a health care provider and ask if they are willing to work out a payment arrangement if you cannot pay the fees upfront. At Rawlins Law, we work with doctors who we can send you to that will not require you to pay until settlement of your personal injury claim. Call Rawlins Law right away at (858) 257-8778 to see if we can assist with your case!
There are a few other reasons why you may choose not to see a doctor. The first is with adrenaline rushing through your body after the shock of a car crash; you may not feel any immediate pain or noticeable injuries from the accident. In this case, your body may not give you signs that you are injured until later after the crash.
Another reason you decide not to see a doctor is that you may have higher pain tolerance, so what may feel like only a small pain could be something more serious. You may also feel pain but decide that it will most likely go away on its own, so seeking medical attention is not necessary in your opinion. Regardless of the reason, avoiding your injuries could be detrimental to your health. You may have a broken bone, concussion, or internal bleeding that, without treatment, could create more problems.
If you delay seeing a doctor after a car accident, you will have a harder time with the insurance company and claiming your maximum compensation. It will be tough for you to prove that your injuries were a result of the car crash. So, whether you feel you need to see a doctor or not, it’s important for you to seek medical attention and ensure you are healthy and financially supported.
Call Rawlins Law
The best way to ensure you are taking all the right steps is to seek medical attention and contact a personal injury lawyer ASAP. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, reach out and talk to Rawlins Law. Firm founder Ashley Rawlins of San Diego provides honest, ethical, and compassionate representation, and she will give you clear information on where your case stands and what she needs from you to win it! To schedule a free consultation, please call the Rawlins Firm at 858-257-8778.