If you have suffered injuries in an accident, it is essential that you seek immediate medical treatment and care at a local hospital or nearby urgent care facility. You should take that step even if you are not sure if you have been injured or if you are unaware of the extent of your injuries.
Seeking emergency medical care allows for a physician to diagnose your condition and make a recommendation for future treatment. Also, when it comes time to make a claim, it shows the insurance company that you are being proactive and taking your injury seriously.
During an initial medical visit following an accident, you will likely be seen by a nurse, as well as a physician or a physician’s assistant. The following will likely occur at that visit:
When you are being seen by the doctor or physician’s assistant at the emergency room or urgent care facility, it is extremely important that you be clear and precise about your symptoms and other problems. That way, the medical record will accurately reflect how you were feeling at that time. If you later assert a personal injury claim, the at-fault party‘s insurance company will be able to review that record.
Following your initial medical visit, it is extremely important that you follow through with all of the doctor or physician assistant’s treatment recommendations. You should also fill any prescriptions and take the prescribed medication.
Large gaps in treatment are not viewed in a favorable light by insurance companies. Consequently, you want to make sure that you begin follow-up medical treatment quickly, and that you consult with your primary care doctor if you have one.
Seeking initial medical treatment following an accident is one of the most important steps that you can take in your personal injury case. When you obtain medical treatment immediately following an accident, it demonstrates that you may have been injured and that your claim is likely compensable.
The lawyers at Breeden Malpractice and Personal Injury Law can assist you with making your claim. Call us today at (702) 819-7770, or contact us online, for a free legal consultation and case evaluation.
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