In the aftermath of a car crash, you will have to deal with many different complications. Insurance agencies, the police, passengers in your car, the person who caused the accident, the state of your car, and whether you’ll be able to work – all of these require your attention. But what about getting the medical attention you need?
There are a number of reasons why it is important to seek out immediate medical attention following a New York car accident. First, seeing a doctor immediately after a crash will likely increase your chances of making a quick and complete recovery. Some injuries, such as concussions and neck injuries, get worse over time if not immediately diagnosed and treated. If you are feeling sore, confused, uncomfortable, or nauseous, it is important that you see a doctor right away.
It is crucial to get checked by your doctor after an accident even if you don’t feel any symptoms. Some symptoms may not surface for days or even weeks after the accident.
If you have sustained an injury because of someone else’s negligence, you have the right to pursue compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other related losses. Unfortunately, it is common for insurance companies to deny claims. They will actively look for any reason to offer you a reduced settlement or to completely deny your request for compensation, including using your refusal to see a doctor against you.
Your medical records are legal documents that can be used in court. They can prove how you were hurt, when you sustained the injury, and what types of treatments you needed or will continue to need in the future.
The experienced New York car accident injury lawyers at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP have a long history of helping injured victims of car accidents get fair compensation for their losses. We offer free consultations at (212) 986-7353 to anyone who has been hurt in a New York car accident.