After a serious accident, many people feel that they can heal on their own, or that the injuries suffered from the car accident are not that serious. In many cases, they are correct. In many cases, they are flat out wrong. Then when they try to pursue their claim, their inaction is used against them by the responsible party's insurance company. Insurance companies don't want you to seek care, so they can use that against you in the future.
When you are involved in an automobile accident you need to seek medical attention right away. Don't "wait and see." It will only harm your position. Many times when the insurance companies and juries don’t see proof of your injuries resulting from the accident, they often believe you do not deserve compensation. Therefore, if you don't seek medical assistance, they will assume you are fine.
Insurance companies hate it when you’re hurt in the accident and immediately go to the hospital to see a doctor. Why? Well it’s simple - it’s harder for them to argue that you were not hurt in the accident if your actions were consistent with someone who was hurt. Therefore, make sure you’re telling your treating doctor of all injuries, whether big or small, and do so sooner than later. Injuries could gradually get worse because they have not been properly treated, and it may be too late.
Call our office at (661) 414-7100 and be proactive about your personal injury case.
by Robert Mansour
Robert Mansour is a personal injury lawyer serving Santa Clarita, Valencia, Saugus, Canyon Country, Newhall, Stevenson Ranch, Castaic and surrounding communities.