Why Seek Immediate Treatment After an Accident?
Even if victims feel no pain after an accident, the Department of Motor Vehicles strongly recommends seeking medical attention. Choosing to forego treatment until after the signs show up may result in severe medical and legal consequences.
First, some symptoms are not immediately invisible. Within days or weeks after the accident, the victim may feel pain, numbness, or dizziness. By choosing to forego medical attention, he or she is their health and well-being at risk as the condition may worsen or lead to further complications.
From a legal perspective, seeking immediate treatment provides substantial evidence that the injuries were sustained because of the accident. Some medical centers offer treatment plans for personal injury victims, which include documenting the visible injuries, internal trauma, non-visible symptoms, and medical expenses. These are necessary evidence some car insurance companies require. If another person or organization is responsible, patients can provide this to a personal injury attorney.
Neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons play an important role in treating accident victims. With accurate and immediate medical examination and documentation, patients can prevent their health from worsening and seek just compensation for the injuries they received.