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The importance of getting medical attention after an accident.

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First and foremost, if you are injured you need to get help.  You cannot begin the road to recovery unless you consult with a medical professional about your symptoms.  This should happen soon after the accident so the doctor can get to the root of the problem.

Another reason it is important to get medical help, and get it quickly, is to preserve the record.  Getting medical attention soon after the accident will help to prove the accident was the cause of the symptoms you are experiencing.  The longer you wait, it becomes more likely the insurance company of the other driver will try and say that the accident wasn’t the cause of the pain you are experiencing, or the injuries to your body.

We recommend if you are in an accident that you get medical attention immediately.  If you can’t go right away, you need to go to the doctor within 2 weeks of the accident.  Outside of 2 weeks, it becomes more difficult to show that the injuries complained of were caused by the accident that brought you here in the first place.  Remember, a lot can happen in 2 weeks, and that is what the insurance company is going to argue.

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