There are important actions to take as a victim of a motor vehicle accident. First and foremost, attending to the medical needs of all those involved is the first priority as such action may save a life. Postponing any necessary medical treatment, regardless of the severity of an injury is never wise. A personal injury attorney needs to have a client’s medical condition supported by credible medical evidence. If some injury persists after an accident, do not rationalize avoiding a trip to the emergency room after leaving the accident scene.
If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, It is recommended you see a doctor as soon as possible but, at least, within 72 hours of the accident, which is within a reasonable amount of time to seek medical assistance in case of an injury.
Most medical doctors and healthcare providers require payment in advance for services rendered to victims of car accidents. Because this 72-hour window is so important, victims must contact an experienced and qualified personal injury attorney, especially since obtaining medical treatment after an accident is crucial to any claim for damages arising out of the accident. Waiting to see a doctor not only prolongs the recovery of damages, but also the recovery of good health.
Even minor car accidents may have physical, emotional, and financial consequences. Sometimes serious physical injuries might not be readily apparent for several days. Signs of physical injuries like soft-tissue injuries may only appear after some period of time has passed since the accident. Emotional distress may take many forms.
It’s important to stay active while observing all recommended treatment for an injury to ensure a quick and full recovery. If you or a loved one has suffered any type of injury resulting from a motor vehicle accident, contact Powell Law at (570) 961-0777. The consultation is FREE and you don’t pay anything unless we win. Our attorneys, past and present, have represented motor vehicle accident victims for 110 years.