Why Delaying Medical Treatment Can Hurt Your Personal Injury Case

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If you are involved in a severe accident, you will likely be taken to the hospital for the treatment of your injuries right away. However, you may be wondering if you should seek medical care directly after being involved in a presumably insignificant wreck.

Sometimes, you may be unaware of the injuries you sustained in a minor car crash because your body has a way of hiding pain when you are in shock. In order to do this, your body increases the production of hormones called endorphins that conceal your pain until you’ve had enough time to recuperate from the stress of the incident.

In addition to taking care of your health, it is crucial to seek medical care directly after your accident because documents provided by the facility may be important for your personal injury claim.

Visit the Doctor When You Experience Symptoms

If you do not experience any symptoms from your car accident right away, but you end up feeling pain later that day, the next day, or even a week or two later, be sure to see your doctor and have yourself checked out.

Frequently, accident victims do not feel pain right away. However, that does not mean injuries are not present. If you don’t feel like yourself in any way following the accident, whether it be pain, dizziness, numbness, or anything else, make sure you seek medical care immediately.

Let Us Help

At the Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover, we have more than 25 years of experience in personal injury law. We want nothing more than to see the San Antonio, Texas communities become safer and more conscious. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, it is in your best interest to make sure you secure experienced representation to recover the highest compensation possible for your claim.

Contact the Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover at 210-941-1515 today to discuss your rights.

Troy Brookover was born and raised in San Antonio. He established the Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover so that he could make a difference in the community and help accident victims recover compensation to get back on their feet after being injured by someone else’s negligence. He brings more than 30 years of legal experience to the table, which he leverages in every case.