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The importance of prompt medical attention following a car crash

On Behalf of | Aug 23, 2021 | Car Accidents |

Even a seemingly minor vehicle crash such as a low-speed, rear-end collision can cause serious injuries.

Victims should seek prompt medical care since symptoms may not appear at the time of the accident. Moreover, a medical report will be essential when filing a claim for compensation.

Reaction to a crash

The human body is not made to absorb the violent impact from a car crash, even a minor accident. It will immediately release chemicals like adrenalin that are capable of temporarily masking pain and injury. Brain and spinal injuries are common in vehicle crashes as are shoulder injuries. However, in some cases, a victim may believe that nothing more serious occurred than a bump to the head or whiplash.

Importance of medical attention

Prompt medical attention is essential after any kind of car crash since a doctor might discover an underlying condition. Some injuries, such as a traumatic brain injury, may require ongoing care. When the time comes to seek compensation, the doctor’s medical report will be essential. insurance companies, always interested in their own bottom line, are quick to look for reasons to deny a claim or offer a low-ball settlement. In addition to a diagnosis and recommendations for treatment, the medical report also ensures that the patient’s injuries are directly connected to the vehicle crash.

Medical costs and more

Hospital, physician and rehabilitation costs for certain serious injuries can be staggering. An accident victim has the right to expect coverage for current and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. An advocate familiar with insurance company tactics and negotiations will work on the victim’s behalf to secure maximum compensation.