Why You Should Go to the Doctor After an Injury

Why You Should Go to the Doctor After an Injury

It doesn't matter what the cause was. Whether you were hurt in a car crash, a workplace accident, or by a defective product, you should go to the doctor immediately. Even if you don't think your injuries are especially severe, it's better to be safe than sorry.

What's the Rush?

There are two reasons why you should see a doctor immediately after an accident. First, a doctor can perform a full examination to determine the extent of the damage. Even if you don't have visible external injuries, an examination and imaging may discover unseen internal injuries. The sooner you discover these injuries, the sooner you can treat them.

Additionally, when you go to the doctor immediately after an accident, you're sending a message to the insurance company. You're telling them that your injury, whatever the cause, was severe enough to warrant immediate medical treatment. If you wait more than a few days to see a doctor, the insurance companies may claim that the accident wasn't as severe as you say or even that the injuries weren't caused by the incident.

What if I Can't Afford It?

If you're worried you can't go to the doctor due to a lack of health insurance, you should consult an attorney immediately. An attorney can help you find a doctor who agrees to work on a lien basis.

A lien means that the doctor agrees to wait for payment until your case is settled, allowing you to get the care you need without the fear of rising medical bills. This can be invaluable for anyone who needs surgery or extensive care but has concerns about the cost.

If you suffered severe injuries in an accident and need legal advice or lien healthcare, we are here for you. If you'd like an experienced St. Francis county insurance claim attorney from Easley & Houseal, PLLC to evaluate your case, please send us an email or call (870) 330-0015.

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