It isn’t at all uncommon for somebody to delay seeking medical attention after being injured in an accident, especially if he or she is only experiencing what they consider to be minor symptoms. According to the Las Vegas personal injury attorneys at Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright, as opposed to ignoring the injury, the best approach to the pain and discomfort is to seek immediate medical assistance and treatment. That’s because many types of injuries manifest themselves over time. Emergency room personnel are able to quickly diagnose an injury and treat it before it might get worse.
Aside from the fact that your injuries might get worse in a few days, you must consider the position that the opposing insurance company will probably take after realizing that there was a delay in treatment. They often raise the issue of an unrelated event causing an injury between the time of an accident and the time that a claimant first seeks treatment.
After obtaining an emergency room exam and treatment, it’s critical for you to follow all of your doctor’s instructions, including obtaining and taking any prescription medication and dutiful attendance and cooperation at any physical therapy sessions. That opposing insurer can argue that you would have improved faster if you followed instructions. It might also argue that you are faking or malingering, and you didn’t really need those appointments.
After being injured in an accident, arrange for a free consultation with the LV accident attorneys at Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright. Our personal injury attorneys in Las Vegas will want to hear what happened to you and how you have been affected. After that, your questions will be answered too. Then, you will be advised of all of your legal options. Much like your injuries, attend to that free consultation sooner rather than later.