If you were recently involved in a motor vehicle accident, it is important to understand that seeking medical attention in a timely manner could have a significant impact on the success of your claim. Unfortunately, the insurance company may attempt to prove that you weren't hurt if you did not seek medical attention immediately after the accident, which may make it more difficult for you to recover the level of compensation that you deserve. The insurance company's only objective is to protect their bottom line, so they will do whatever it takes to settle your claim for as little money as possible.
Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to ensure that you have the best possible chance at securing an adequate level of compensation—which, first and foremost, includes seeking medical attention after the accident. Even if you are unsure of whether or not you have actually suffered an injury, it is better to be safe than sorry. Your health should be your number-one priority after a serious crash, so you should never ignore the feeling that something isn't quite right. In some cases, an injury may not even be visible or readily apparent until you have undergone a thorough examination.
Insurers also evaluate claims based on a certain set of criteria, one of them being initial treatment, so you could run into problems if you wait too long to see a doctor. For this reason, the Montgomery personal injury attorneys at Morris, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC encourage you to take this step as soon as possible. If you are interested in discussing the facts of your case with our firm, feel free to schedule a complimentary consultation by calling our office today at (888) 694-0174 or filling out a free case evaluation form online. From there, we will be able to provide you with more specific advice.