If you’re in a car crash, when is the right time to seek medical treatment? The answer to this question is always going to depend on the situation, but here’s a rule of thumb: If you’re in pain, go see a doctor. Waiting for even a few days can make it more difficult for your attorney to recover for you.
The insurance company for the at-fault party will make the following argument: If this person’s injuries were serious, they would’ve taken an ambulance to the hospital. They wouldn’t have waited a week to seek treatment.
If you’ve already waited a few days, don’t panic! Later is better than never when it comes to medical care. Also keep in mind that the body doesn’t always feel pain as soon as it’s hurt. Sometimes it’s only after the excitement and the adrenaline rush has faded that you start to notice the aches and pains.
The real answer here is listen to your body. If you feel like you need to see a doctor, go see a doctor. You don’t score any extra points for trying to act tough following an auto collision. If you have any questions, give us a call at 317-632-3642. Stay safe and look out for each other.