Why You Need to See a Doctor After a Car Accident

Car Accident | Mike Lewis Attorneys
Most of my clients are tough cookies.  They are hardworking, strong willed people who were in the wrong place at the wrong time.  They don’t like to complain.  They don’t like to fuss.  So sometimes it’s really hard for me to convince them that if they are hurting, they need to go to the doctor, especially if they’ve been in a car accident.  Here’s how I see it happen.  You’re in pain, but you decide to give it a week to see how it goes.  The pain seems to come and go, but it never really goes away.  It’s kind of like your car making a funny noise but not often enough to take it in.

Then three or four weeks go by and you realize you are still in pain way more often than is normal.  But now you’ve created a big gap in treatment and the insurance company says, well he isn’t getting treatment so he must be fine, or worse, what else could have happened in those three weeks that is causing pain.  They are always looking for something else to blame, a reason not to pay, a way to save money.

See A Doctor Immediately

When you watch a movie you get the majority of the story from the actors.  There can be music and props that help, but the heart of it comes from the actors on the screen.  In an injury case the heart of the story is from the medical records.  We can show pictures and witnesses can testify, but the majority of the story is going to come from medical records.  I’m not encouraging anyone to get treatment they don’t need, but if your pain is not documented by medical professionals, it’s like it didn’t happen at all.  So when in doubt, go get checked out.

Primary care doctors are really your best bet for affordable monitoring and care.  If you end up going to the doctor more than once or twice, you should contact our experienced injury lawyers to be sure the insurance company stands up and takes notice of your case.

 

Call 866-299-1769 or use the Free Case Evaluation form to schedule a free consultation.
  • Why You Need an Experienced Greensboro Truck Accident Attorney

    Why You Need an Experienced Greensboro Truck Accident Attorney

    Even though truck accidents account for only about 3% of all accidents on the roads of the United States, there are over 145,000 people seriously injured or killed in such an accident every year. The numbers are climbing, too, by …Read More »
  • Who Is to Blame After Your Truck Accident?

    Who Is to Blame After Your Truck Accident?

    Truck accidents are a blight on our roadways, and it’s unforgivable that they continue to be on the rise, considering that we’ve got a litany of regulations on the industry designed specifically to prevent accidents, as well as increased awareness …Read More »
  • How to Deal With an Insurance Adjuster

    How to Deal With an Insurance Adjuster

    Insurance adjusters exist for one purpose, and that’s to settle claims. That doesn’t sound so bad until you’re on the receiving end. They start off being very friendly, but before long you realize they’re out to get you to sign …Read More »
  • Reasons to Hire a Greensboro Car Accident Lawyer

    Reasons to Hire a Greensboro Car Accident Lawyer

    After being hurt in a car accident, it’s common to have to deal with a wave of emotions, including anger and frustration. While this is certainly understandable, it can cause you to respond to the accident the wrong way, possibly …Read More »
Call Us Toll Free 866-299-1769