How Soon to Seek Medical Treatment After an Accident?
It is always a good idea to receive medical treatment as soon as possible after an accident, even if you do not think you are hurt. You could have suffered injuries you do not even know about.
When an accident occurs, whether it is a car accident or any other type, a person’s adrenaline is, and sometimes they do not realize they were even hurt. This is why it is best to seek treatment immediately just to make sure there are no unknown injuries which could worsen in a short amount of time.
Receiving treatment early also helps to create evidence (documentation) of the time that an injury occurred and what types of problems the person is having. As more time passes after the incident, the person may forget those things, so it is helpful if it the information has been documented in a medical chart.
If a person does not go to a doctor fairly quickly, insurance companies would typically use this fact as an indication that the person must not have been injured.
You Don’t Want to Wait for Weeks to Get Checked by The Doctor.
The worst thing is when someone who has been involved in a car wreck just waits around for a couple of weeks thinking their injury will resolve on their own. Then weeks later they do go to a doctor and learn they have suffered injuries requiring medical treatment. The insurance companies often claim that since the person had waited two weeks or more, then they must have been injured in some other way – otherwise they would have gone to the doctor sooner! You do not want to find yourself in this situation.
Rather than having to even fight that battle, it is always much better for the person to have a clear and consistent course of treatment with healthcare providers. On the other hand, you should not over treat either. Simply put, do not go to a doctor if you are not hurt.
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