Over 6 million car accidents occur in the United States every year. Unfortunately half of those car accidents involve injuries to drivers, passengers, motorcyclists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. any accidents can cause serious medical injuries, some of which do not develop symptoms in 2 hours or days following the accident. Every person involved in a car accident should seek immediate medical attention to ensure that they receive a proper evaluation regarding any potential medical conditions.
Why Is Visiting A Doctor Important After a Car Accident?
Visiting a doctor or medical professional following a car accident is extremely important because oftentimes serious or life-threatening injuries do not show symptoms until hours or days after the accident. Many people often make the mistake of foregoing a doctor’s visit and this can be a life-threatening choice. Every victim should allow emergency medical personnel to determine whether or not they need to seek treatment from an emergency room from the scene of the accident. If you make the decision not to go to an emergency room, you should visit your healthcare provider or medical doctor as soon as possible. There are many types of medical conditions that can only be evaluated, determined, or treated by a medical professional. Some of the types of medical conditions that you could have that could cause permanent injury or even death include the following:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Fractured bones
- Soft-tissue injuries (including whiplash)
- Neck and spine injuries
- Nerve damage
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Aortic dissection
Should I Settle With an Insurance Company To Pay My Medical Bills?
If you suffered injuries from a car accident, you may have substantial medical bills related to your injuries. The insurance company of the negligent driver will attempt to convince you to accept a low settlement offer as soon as possible. In some cases, they will attempt to give you a lump sum compensation amount immediately in the form of a check. Do not cash this check unless you understand that it will be the last payment you receive from the insurance company. You have the legal right to pursue compensation for the injuries and damages you suffered due to someone else’s negligence. Visiting with an experienced car accident attorney can help you understand how much your personal injury claim is worth, and how much compensation you can expect to receive from an insurance company, under the law established in the state of Wisconsin.
Contact an Experienced Car Accident Attorney
If you suffered injuries related to a car accident, you should seek immediate medical treatment, not only for your health but also to establish that you suffered injuries directly from the accident resulting from someone else’s negligence. Contact an experienced car accident attorney at Groth Law at (414) 768-2727 for a free consultation today.