Significant injuries after a car accident require medical attention and care. But sometimes injuries that result from accidents are not obvious immediately. For example, sometimes a person walks away from an accident only to feel great pain later. A frequent question that car accident victims have is, how long do I have to see a doctor after an accident?
While you do not have to get medical attention at the scene, it’s important to get medical attention very soon after the accident. This is true even if you don’t think you’ve suffered a serious injury.
First and most important, seeing a doctor as soon as possible is valuable to ensure that you recover from your injuries. Second, seeing a doctor as soon as possible is important to ensure that you receive, from insurance companies, maximum compensation for your injuries.
With regard to your case for compensation, an important factor that affects your chances of receiving adequate compensation for your injuries is when you seek medical care.
The chances that you will receive adequate compensation for your injuries lower if you do not seek medical care within a “reasonable” amount of time.
Generally, to determine whether you have sought medical care within a reasonable amount of time, most insurance companies will ask whether you’ve sought medical care within 72 hours following the accident. Therefore, don’t be reluctant about seeing a doctor very quickly after the accident. Don’t be reluctant to go to the emergency room, or to your primary care physician, or to an urgent care facility.
If you’ve been in a car accident in Maryland, I recognize that you may have questions about your legal options. Well, if you have not yet started a lawsuit and are contemplating bringing one, I encourage you to contact me today. I can answer your legal questions and would love to talk with you. You can reach me at 410-513-9978 or by email at email@example.com.