Getting Medical Care Immediately After an Accident May Be More Important Than You Think
It is not uncommon for a person who was injured in an accident to want to minimize how serious their injuries are. In some cases, they just want to put the event behind them and move on. In other instances, they may worry about the cost. Whatever the reason, and whatever the type of accident, not getting medical care after an injury can lead to a lot of unnecessary cost and pain.
Not all injuries are treated correctly
While at Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas, we encourage everyone to get medical care after any type of accident, it’s true that visiting your doctor may not yield the results you need. It’s not unheard of for a doctor to not identify injuries effectively, or to not treat them correctly. The result can be more pain or pain that lasts longer than it should.
Not all injuries are obvious
When a person is in an accident and breaks a bone, they likely notice it right away and are likely to get medical attention. On the other hand, there are other types of injuries that are less obvious. While a person will usually know right away if they’re bleeding or have severe swelling, they may not immediately realize that they’ve injured their neck, that their mobility has become affected, or notice the effects of a concussion.
What seems to be minor pain often won’t go away
Sometimes a person does know that they’re injured but they assume that it’s minor. Then, as time goes on, the pain doesn’t get better and they don’t know when they should talk to a doctor. One study found that of people who were injured in car accidents, about ten percent of them developed pain that continued to worsen as time went on. Another study found that 78 out of 895 people who went to the ER after a car crash had pain that hadn’t gone away a year after the accident.
Don’t be afraid of this evidence – do something about it
While these stats may seem alarming, the good news is that there’s something you can do about it – reach out to a personal injury attorney. We can’t treat you ourselves, and we can’t reverse time and make the accident not happen. However, we can help you get the help you need paying for medical bills, ongoing physical therapy, and other costs.
Are you not getting medical care because you can’t afford to miss work? We may be able to help you secure damages for lost wages. Are you afraid to go to the doctor because they may require surgery or another costly procedure that you can’t afford? An attorney can help.
All you have to do is reach out to Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 today. We will start off with a free consultation. If you decide to move forward with us, and we take your case, it will be on a contingency basis. This means that our payment is entirely contingent on winning your case – if we don’t win then we don’t get paid.