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Why you need to seek medical care if you’re injured in a crash

| Nov 30, 2020 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Although most people don’t believe it could happen to them, it is possible that you could be involved in a car crash. If you are, the most important thing to do is to get immediate medical attention.

It doesn’t matter if you believe your injuries are mild or severe. Medical professionals should make that decision.

When you talk to your doctor, what should you say?

It is important for you to describe your injuries in detail. Your medical team will write down the results of your physical exam first. The pain or dysfunction that you describe will determine what kinds of tests are done.

Don’t skimp on the details, because if you don’t mention something during the initial exam but notice an injury later, that could impact your insurance claim. The insurance agent may claim that you didn’t mention the injury when you first sought medical attention because it was caused by something different that happened after the collision.

You should tell the doctor and other medical professionals who treat you that you were involved in a car crash. Your medical provider will know what kinds of injuries to look for based on the type of crash you were in. Try to describe what happened in the crash as well as how you feel and if your symptoms are getting worse.

As a patient and victim of a car crash, you deserve all of the medical care that you need. If the crash was caused by another driver, it’s important to seek the financial compensation you need to cover that care as well as other expenses and damages.