People often ask if they should seek medical treatment after a car accident if they’re not seriously injured. This is not a difficult question for me to answer. The first thing I recommend after an accident is to go to the hospital immediately. The police will arrive at the scene, and in every case, they will ask if you need to go to the hospital, and the answer should be yes. That’s going to be the best thing you can do to obtain a diagnosis. It is also going to be the best thing that you can do for your case. So I would accept that offer, take an ambulance to the hospital, and receive a diagnosis from the ER doctor.

After your hospital diagnosis, follow the recommendations of the ER doctor. The doctor will tell you what your next steps should be.  For example, the doctor will tell you who to see and what your injuries are. Follow that advice, see either your family doctor or an orthopedic doctor. If there’s a head injury, you should see a neurologist or a chiropractor. The key is to see a doctor immediately and start your treatment plan without delay.

You should seek all medical treatment after a car accident that is necessary to receive a full diagnosis because that’s going to be the only way that a personal injury lawyer is going to truly understand what your case is worth. They’ll then be able to recover all the damages, but until you can get a full diagnosis, you don’t know what your damages are.


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