After any type of accident, your first priority should always be your health and the health of any other family members involved. However, there are several reasons why accident victims do not seek the proper medical diagnosis and treatment they needed for their injuries. These victims not only put their own health and well-being at risk, but also possibly compromise a future personal injury claim against the party who was responsible for the accident. If you have been injured in an accident, first you should go to the emergency room or to your doctor, and then you should contact a Fayette County personal injury lawyer to discuss a potential case.
Many people are in shock after an accident and may be trying to talk to law enforcement, witnesses, and more. However, if you have suffered serious injury, your first priority should be emergency medical care. Other people can talk to witnesses and you may always see the accident report and talk to the police at a later date if necessary. If you do not need emergency medical attention, you should still get checked out by a doctor soon after the accident for any minor injuries. Furthermore, many injuries, such as concussions or other traumatic brain injuries, may not manifest themselves for several days. As soon as you notice any possible symptoms, you should call a doctor.
It is highly important to have a thorough diagnosis of all injuries you suffered so that you may recover the full amount you deserve. Furthermore, if you wait too long to seek medical attention, the other party may try to claim that your injuries came from a later event or accident. For these reasons, it is imperative that you do not put off medical treatment after an accident.
If you have been injured and would like to schedule a free initial consultation, call Shane Smith Law today at (980) 246-2656.