If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, the shock and surge of adrenaline might make you feel that everything is happening a mile a minute, but it’s important to accept a medical evaluation even if you do not believe you’ve been injured on impact.
If you do believe you’ve been injured, go to the emergency room via ambulance from the scene of the accident. If an ER visit is not necessary, seek medical attention anyway, both to ensure your own well-being and to prove that you did so if a personal injury claim is in order. Some accident-victims wait a day or even longer to see a doctor after the crash, and this can certainly hurt your chances of compensation from the insurance company.
Accurate documentation is essential for your case, including medical and police reports. Choose your words carefully when filing the accident report to avoid any misunderstandings or misinterpretations of your account of what happened. Be just as thorough in describing your injuries to medical professionals, as well; if you forget any important details, attempting to expound on them later without evidence can be detrimental to your case.
You only hurt yourself, in more ways than one, by denying medically-prescribed treatment after an accident. The insurance company may even reject your claim outright if you do not begin treatment immediately, regardless of how well-documented the injury may be. In any case, accept the advice of your doctors not only for your health, but for your compensation.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, contact Mike Agruss Law, LLC for a free consultation. We are a Chicago-based injury law firm representing individuals (and their families) who have suffered an injury in an accident. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you.
Lastly, Mike Agruss Law is not paid attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice.