Why You Should Always Get a Medical Exam after an Auto Accident

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Car accidents are dangerous. In fact, even a relatively minor car accident can leave you seriously injured, and this is the primary reason why seeking medical attention after a car accident of any magnitude is paramount. One of the other most important steps you can take after a car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence is consulting with an experienced Dayton auto accident attorney

The Car Accident and Your Health

If another driver’s negligence leaves you injured in a car accident, you face a difficult path toward recovery, and without the compensation to which you are entitled, achieving a full recovery can be out of reach. It’s important to note, however, that the shock of the accident and the adrenaline rush you experience can mask the pain and symptoms of your injuries until they have more time to develop and become more difficult to treat effectively. Further, some injuries are very good at remaining asymptomatic and silent until they become too serious and painful to ignore. Common examples include:

Your health is the number one reason why seeking medical attention after a car accident is critical. 

The Car Accident and Your Claim

Your car accident claim can also be directly affected by whether or not you seek immediate medical attention after a car accident. The fact is that because your car accident claim can directly affect your ability to seek your most complete recovery, it can also directly affect your health. By seeking the medical attention you need immediately after a car accident, you clearly demonstrate to the insurance company handling your claim that the car accident in question was the direct cause of your injuries and that you take your injuries as seriously as you expect the insurance company to take them. 

The Insurance Company

The at-fault driver’s insurance company that you file your car accident claim with is looking for reasons to diminish your settlement (or even to deny your claim out of hand), and a favorite tactic is casting doubt on the seriousness of claimants’ injuries. The surest way to demonstrate that your physical injuries are as serious as you say they are is by having the medical documentation to back your claim up, and the surest way to achieve this is by obtaining immediate medical attention after a car accident and by carefully following your medical team’s instructions and advice throughout the recovery period.  

Turn to an Experienced Dayton Auto Accident Attorney for the Legal Guidance You Need

If another driver’s negligence leaves you injured in a car accident, the formidable auto accident attorneys at The VanNoy Firm in Dayton are well positioned and well prepared to help you bring your strongest claim – in pursuit of your just compensation. Your claim is important, so please don’t wait to reach out and contact us today for more information about how we can help you.



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Anthony S. VanNoy

Trial Attorney

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