What you do in the first 48-72 hours after your accident can dramatically affect your personal injury claim. Obvious the first thing that you need to do is get the medical treatment that you need. Even if you feel like your injuries are minor, your doctor may find an injury that hasn’t surfaced yet. Many times people will not feel the pain or discomfort of an injury for days or weeks after an accident. By that time, you may attribute the pain to something else like arthritis or that you slept wrong.
After a motor vehicle accident, don’t delay in seeking a medical examination even if you do not have any obvious injuries. If you haven’t been injured then the exam will only take a few minutes. However, if your doctor finds an undetected injury and you are treated promptly, you may avoid more serious complications and you will have preserved and documented that the injury is related to the accident.
If you have any questions about what to do after an accident, call the personal injury lawyers at the Attorney Injury Network. We will take the time to answer all of your questions and give you the direction you need to protect your rights 1-800-935-8511.
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