If you’re involved in a Los Angeles car accident, it’s important that you immediately seek medical attention. Of course, if you’re not seriously injured, you don’t have to call for an ambulance. You can make an appointment with your doctor, go to urgent care, or go to a clinic that specializes in car accident injuries. Here’s why getting a check-up immediately after a car accident is so important.
You Could Be Hurt and Not Realize It
When our bodies are under stress, we release adrenalin. Adrenalin makes it harder for us to notice if we’re in pain. It could take several hours for the adrenalin to wear off and for you to realize that your head, back, hips, or neck hurt. Minor injuries can get worse if they’re not treated. Other injuries, like whiplash, might not even show up for a few days.
Additionally, there are some serious injuries that exist without symptoms. These injuries can include damaged internal organs or internal bleeding. If you’re involved in a serious car accident in Los Angeles, get evaluated by a medical professional right away. Internal injuries are extremely dangerous.
The Insurance Company or Other Driver May Argue That You Weren’t Injured
Waiting to get medical care after a Los Angeles car accident can be detrimental to your legal claim, as well as your health. If you delay in seeking medical care, whether for minor or serious injuries, you may lead the insurance company or the other driver to believe that you weren’t really injured and therefore do not deserve as much money. If you have existing health conditions or injuries, the insurance company or other drive may also argue that your injuries aren’t as bad as you say and that you’re suffering because of a pre-existing condition.
Protect Your Claim – Call a California Car Accident Lawyer
If you’re hurt in a Los Angeles car accident, don’t wait. Call a lawyer. A lawyer can help guide you through the legal process and protect your legal rights, as well as direct you to the best medical professionals available to help you recover.
For a free, no obligation consultation, contact the experienced attorneys at Ghozland Law Firm today.