If you are involved in a car crash, you may feel waiting for the police has already cost you enough time. The thought of losing yet more time by going for a medical check-up may seem anathema to you.
Yet, spending the time now could save you a lot of time, money and health problems later.
Some injuries are not visible
Maybe you feel fine after the collision. Perhaps you are, but you cannot afford to take that risk. Here are some serious issues that you may be unaware of:
- Internal bleeding: This could kill you if not caught early enough.
- Traumatic brain injuries: TBIs should be a concern in any collision where you hit your head. You rely on a fully functioning brain for so many things that even a tiny amount of damage could seriously affect your life.
- Spinal injuries: Just because you can get up and walk about after a crash does not mean you should. If you have damaged your spine, one wrong move could be enough to cause lifelong paralysis.
You cannot claim for an undiagnosed injury
This is the other crucial reason to get a medical check-up. If you are hoping to claim compensation, you will need medical documentation to back up what you say your injuries are.
You also need to understand the full extent of your injuries to include them in the claim. If you only discover an issue once you have settled, you may have to cover the cost of the newly discovered issues yourself.
Seeking immediate legal help after a vehicle crash increases the chance you get the full amount you deserve.