A serious personal injury may occur through no fault of your own. The liability may fall squarely on another individual or third-party entity. In this instance, you may be eligible for compensation, though you’ll have to file a claim. Personal injury attorney Bart Bernard urges anyone who has sustained an injury in an accident to immediately seek medical attention. After you have done so, we invite you to contact Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers for a free consultation. We will discuss your case, outline your legal rights, and evaluate how much your claim is worth and what the next steps are for full and fair money compensation.
When to Seek Medical Attention
We suggest seeking medical attention at the scene of the accident. If not, then make an appointment as soon as possible. Many people fail to take this step. While they may feel some pain immediately after the accident, they may not believe it’s severe enough to warrant seeing a doctor. However, we implore you to seek medical attention, even if you feel okay.
Why Medical Attention Matters
In some injury cases, pain and other physical problems may not manifest until a few days or even weeks after the accident. In the immediate aftermath of a serious accident, your body is releasing adrenaline and endorphins that may mask any pain or aches. Psychologically, you may be disoriented or even traumatized. You may not be in a state to think properly and may brush off medical assistance without thinking of the full ramifications of your injury.
Soft tissue injuries and whiplash from an auto collision especially tend to take several days before the pain symptoms begin manifesting. The same goes for accidents resulting in traumatic brain injury. You may feel fine initially but gradually find it difficult to concentrate or begin experiencing sudden mood swings. A doctor can assess whether the symptoms are related to the accident.
Seeing a Doctor from a Legal Standpoint
From a legal standpoint, getting immediate medical attention is paramount for filing a successful claim. Why? Insurance companies are notorious for citing lack of immediate medical attention as grounds for denying your claim. They will argue that your injuries aren’t as bad as you claim them to be, because you didn’t see a doctor right away. Don’t give insurance adjusters an easy excuse to deny your claim.
It doesn’t matter if it’s an auto accident, slip and fall, or a workplace accident. If you incurred a personal injury, get medical help, preferably at the scene or at least on the same day. The next step is to contact Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers. A personal injury lawyer from our firm will consult with you at no cost and determine how strong your case is. You owe us no fees unless we win money for you! Trust in an attorney who has the track record to prove he can fight for your rights and WIN. Click Bart First, Call Bart First™️.