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Posted On September 5, 2012 Personal Injury

The Importance of Early Treatment Following a Car Accident

Following a motor vehicle accident, many people choose to forgo medical treatment because they do not believe that are hurt that bad. This is a dangerous assumption because the failure to seek treatment immediately following your accident could jeopardize your ability to seek compensation in the future should your injuries turn out to be more severe. After being the victim of a serious accident, you need to be diligent when it comes to your health and recovery—your New Jersey car accident attorneys will handle all the rest.

Accident Injuries Do Not Always Immediately Present Symptoms

There are certain injuries that can be sustained in a traffic accident—such as lacerations and broken bones—that you will be immediately aware of. However, other common accident injuries include injury to the head, neck, and back that you may not notice right away. In the moments following your accident you may be feeling sore from the impact and you may make the decision to just “wait and see” how you feel later on. Injuries such as concussions, disc herniations, or other spinal trauma could take days or weeks to fully develop and waiting too long not only puts you at risk for further injury but puts your legal rights at risk as well.

The Insurance Company Will Take Advantage of Your Failure to Treat

When you file a personal injury claim following an accident, the insurance company you are suing will do everything they can to try and limit or deny your rightful claim for compensation. One of the ways that they do this is by arguing that you are not that badly hurt or that your injuries arose from another incident and not the accident in question. By ensuring that your injuries are fully documented immediately will be definitive proof that you are not making a false claim.

Continue Treatment

In addition to seeking initial treatment, you need to follow-up with your doctors. The emergency room may run some tests and give you a few prescriptions then send you on your way with instructions to follow up with your own doctor—you absolutely must continue with treatment. In order to receive full and proper compensation for your injuries, you will need to take an active role in your recovery.

Get Help Now

A car accident or other motor vehicle crash carries with it a lot of pain, confusion, and frustration—but you don’t have to go through it alone. By contacting the experienced New Jersey accident attorneys at Console & Associates P.C., you are securing a team of legal professionals that will assist you every step of the way. Do not wait to get assistance, in some instances you may have as little at 90 days to file your claim. Contact us today for a free evaluation of your case by calling (866) 778-5500.