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The Importance of Medical Visits After a Car Accident

When and why to seek medical care

Visiting a doctor after a car accident in New Hampshire is important to protect your health. You don’t need to be suffering from life-threatening injuries to visit a hospital. Many car accident injuries have delayed pain and symptoms. To know the true extent of your injuries, you should always seek medical care.

At Burns, Bryant, Cox, Rockefeller & Durkin, P.A. we know how crucial it is for car accident victims to get their injuries checked out. Focusing on healing should be your main priority. Our car accident attorneys can take care of holding the negligent driver accountable for their actions.

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    Should I go to the hospital after a car accident?

    Even if you think your injuries are minor, you should still take them seriously. In the initial moments after a crash, emergency medical services should be called to aid those who are potentially injured. After that, go to the emergency room, urgent care, or your own primary care doctor to get your injuries diagnosed.

    Because some injuries may be hidden or have delayed-onset symptoms, anyone involved in a crash should seek medical attention. This is the best option for your health. It’s also important to create a record of your injuries to support your potential claim.

    Should my children go to the ER after a minor car accident?

    You should absolutely get your child medical attention after a car accident, even if you think it was minor. Again, their health comes first, and you need a medical professional to fully diagnose and treat any injuries. You also need a record of those injuries in case you later need to take legal action on your child’s behalf.

    How long after a car accident do I have to go to get medical treatment?

    You should get medical attention right away, ideally the same day. However, even if a few days have already passed since your accident, it’s not too late to get medical attention. Be sure to tell the doctor that you were involved in a car accident and explain all your symptoms in as much detail as possible.

    The longer you wait, the more time there is for your injuries to potentially get worse. Moreover, the longer you wait, the easier it is for the insurance company to argue that your injuries may not have been related to the crash.

    Who pays my medical bills after a car accident?

    Doctor visits and medical procedures are expensive, and many injuries require ongoing care. New Hampshire uses a fault-based system, which means the at-fault driver should be responsible for your medical expenses. However, their insurance company is likely to delay, dispute, or deny your claim to protect your bottom line.

    With the help of an experienced car accident attorney, you can seek compensation and hold the negligent driver accountable. We can also advocate for your treatment and work with your medical providers to help make sure your bills are paid.

    We know how to prove injury in a car accident

    It’s obvious to you that your injury was caused by the car accident, but when it comes to your case it’s not that simple. To fight back, the negligent driver may try to argue your injuries aren’t related to the accident. That’s why seeking medical treatment soon after your accident is crucial. Your medical records show the dates of visitation and the details of your injury, which is hard evidence in support of your case. If you spoke with law enforcement at the scene and filled out a police report, information on your injury would also be included there, serving as even more evidence to prove your injury was sustained in the accident.

    You also need an experienced attorney on your side to investigate and build the case proving that your injuries were the result of the crash. We know what evidence to look for and how to make the case in negotiations and, if necessary, litigation.

    Contact our law firm if you’ve been injured in a car accident

    When you’re injured in a car accident, you need to do two things right away. First, you need medical attention. Then, you need professional legal help to make sure you are fairly compensated for your accident. Contact us today for a free, confidential case consultation.

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