Getting into a car accident can bring shock and uncertainty mentally in addition to any immediate physical pains. But sometimes, the mental focus of the situation makes physical pain subside at the beginning. It could be a day or even a few days before the physical pain after an accident begins to affect a person.
Thankfully, even if you don’t seek medical attention right away after an accident, you can still make a claim.
After An Accident
If you are debating whether or not to be seen by medical personnel after an accident, it’s always in the best interest to do so. Medical professionals will know what injuries you could have possibly sustained from the accident and look for potential injuries even if you don’t feel you’ve been injured.
But I Don’t Feel Injured
You hear of athletes being able to play with torn ligaments or other injuries that may seem debilitating to a regular person. That’s because in the moment, adrenaline is pumping and may block out some of the pain you’re feeling. The minute you begin feeling pain, contact a medical provider right away.
What About Insurance?
If you were injured by someone else, don’t feel obligated to deal with physical pain because of concerns over the cost. In most cases, if you were not at fault for the accident it is the other party’s responsibility to pay for your medical costs in addition to fixing your vehicle.
Don’t Agree to Anything Without a Lawyer
After a car accident, the other party’s insurance company may contact you asking you to sign a release for any claims. They may even offer you a set amount of money just so they can make the problem go away. This is why it’s essential to have a lawyer by your side to make sure you get properly compensated for the accident.
Even though the insurance company’s offer may seem reasonable, a lawyer will be able to tell you what is in your best interest. Especially if you sign the release and end up having additional medical problems down the road, you’ll be forced to pay for those injuries out of your own pocket rather than on the insurance company’s dime.
Don’t waste time considering your options alone. At The Roth Firm, LLC our personal injury lawyers are here for you to make sure you get the best advice possible after an accident. We’re available day or night to answer your questions. Give us a call today at (404) 777-4899.