As a personal injury lawyer, I've seen it all. Broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, whiplash - these are just a few of the terrible injuries that thousands of pounds of metal and plastic colliding with human bodies can create. In the hours or days after an accident, what's the most important thing to do? It seems obvious - seek medical attention for all injuries - but you'd be surprised how many clients don't do this. They try to tough it out, sometimes waiting several weeks before seeing a doctor. Doctors then have to play catch-up, which is never an ideal scenario when treating injuries.
Even if you're not bleeding or feeling sharp pain, go to the doctor as soon as possible. Document from head to toe what injuries you sustained in the accident. Don't wait or worry about what insurance will cover, or try to convince yourself you're okay. The most critical thing is to get the care you need.
To watch my video on what is the most important thing you should do after an accident, click here.
Here's a great article explaining why it's important to go to the doctor even if you're not bleeding or in acute pain, from Nolo: What if my accident injuries don't show up right away?
One of the most common results of a car crash is whiplash, even at low-speed collisions. Click here to learn more about whiplash from car accidents.
An article describing several kinds of injuries typically sustained after a car accident.
If you've been involved in a car, bike, pedestrian, truck or any other kind of accident, please contact me for a free consultation. I can help you evaluate your claim and advise on what is the best next step to take. To begin, call me at (360) 392-2833 or chat with me through the button on the right side of this website. Bill Coats Law is here for you.