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Common Medical Treatment After an Accident

How Our Durham Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you are likely feeling confused, stressed, and concerned about what to do next. The reality of being in a car accident is that your life could be turned upside down. Just yesterday, you were healthy and carefree; today, you are nursing bruises, cuts, and potentially very serious injuries.

Consider your car accident-related injuries as you would any other traumatic injury or illness. As early as possible, ask yourself whether or not you need medical treatment. If you have suffered anything other than very minor injuries, such as light bruising, or if you have persistent aches and pains that won’t go away, it’s a good idea to have yourself checked by a doctor. These symptoms could be a sign of something more serious, and it’s always best to err on the side of caution when it comes to your health and well-being.

If you would like to learn more about the importance of seeking prompt medical attention after a car accident, or if you have questions about your case, contact the Durham personal injury attorneys at Wallace Pierce Law. We offer free initial consultations and are happy to discuss your particular questions and concerns.

Call (919) 887-7892 or contact us online today.

Why You Shouldn’t Delay Medical Treatment After an Accident

One of the most common mistakes accident victims make is to refuse or delay medical treatment. After years of speaking to accident victims, we have discovered that most people delay medical care because of the costs associated with treatment. However, we strongly recommend that, after an accident, you seek medical treatment regardless of the cost, as long as the treatment is reasonable and necessary. Your health and future well-being are the most important things; delaying medical treatment could lead to numerous complications down the line.

If you have been injured in a car accident, it is important to consider what medical attention you may need and to seek that medical treatment as soon as possible. If you or anyone else at the scene of the accident needs emergency medical care, call 911.

Seeking medical treatment immediately after your accident is important for the following reasons:

  • Your injuries need to be treated as soon as possible
  • Showing a causal connection between the accident and your injuries is more difficult if you have delayed seeking medical treatment
  • Failing to seek medical treatment could result in a failure to mitigate damages

While treatment may be expensive, there are several options that may provide you with a way to receive treatment on a lien basis, which would require no money upfront. Additionally, our Durham car accident lawyers can help you file a personal injury claim against the at-fault party so that you can work to receive compensation for all of your medical costs.

How to Get the Medical Care You Need

If your vehicle has been damaged or destroyed in the accident, it is important to seek the assistance of your friends and family to get to and from your medical appointments. If your friends or family are unable to assist you, consider using a taxi, rideshare service (like Uber or Lyft), or purchasing a bus pass in order to get to your appointments. However, please be sure to keep your receipts and to track your mileage and appointment duration so that you may claim out-of-pocket expenses.

If you have health insurance—whether it is private health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, TriCare, or a State Employees’ Health Plan—we recommend that you give this information to your medical provider when you are being treated. If you do not have health insurance, the medical provider who is treating your injuries will likely bill you directly or claim a lien on the treatment rendered.

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