Why You Should Seek Medical Attention After a Car Accident 

The Law Office of Aaron Fonseca  Aug. 16, 2022

Woman in The Damaged Car After a Car AccidentAn automobile accident can result in painful and debilitating injuries. Depending on its severity, the injury could have a long-lasting impact on your health and life as a whole. When people are involved in a car accident, they may feel confused, disoriented, and not sure what to do next. That is why many accident victims delay or forego seeking medical attention after a car accident. 

If you or someone you love has been involved in a motor vehicle crash in Edinburg or other parts of Texas, you must speak with a knowledgeable and compassionate attorney. As a personal injury attorney at The Law Office of Aaron Fonseca, I represent victims of car accidents and help them seek and obtain compensation to which they are entitled. I proudly serve clients in Edinburg, McAllen, Mission, and Rio Grande Valley, Texas.  

Common Injuries After an Accident 

A car accident can cause injuries to any part of the body. However, some body parts are more prone to trauma in motor vehicle accidents. Often, injuries do not show up immediately after the crash, which is one of the reasons to seek medical attention as soon as possible after the accident. Below are some of the most common injuries suffered by victims of car accidents:   

  • Back injuries  

  • Traumatic brain injuries  

  • Neck injuries  

  • Paralysis  

  • Spinal cord injuries  

  • Knee injuries  

  • Shoulder injuries  

  • Facial injuries  

  • Broken bones  

  • Fractured bones  

  • Burns  

  • Crush injuries  

Depending on the type and severity of the injury, a victim may no longer be able to enjoy their life to the fullest. Fortunately, the injured victim may be entitled to financial compensation by pursuing a personal injury claim. 

Why Immediate Medical Attention is Critical 

There are several reasons why immediate medical attention after a car accident is critical: 

  1. Your health. Your health is always the most important thing to consider when receiving medical care after an accident. Prompt medical attention will give you a better chance of making a full and speedy recovery. If you ignore your injury or delay the treatment, you are likely to make your injury worse. 

  1. Medical records. Documentation is another reason you should seek medical attention after a car accident. Your medical records will serve as an invaluable piece of evidence for your personal injury claim. By receiving immediate medical attention, you can prove the cause and extent of your injuries to obtain adequate compensation for your losses. 

  1. Insurance claim. Last but not least, receiving prompt medical care can help you with your personal injury claim. If you do not seek medical attention within a reasonable amount of time after the accident, the insurance company could deny or undervalue your claim. 

As you can see, seeking immediate medical attention after the crash can have a profound impact on your financial and physical recovery. 

Recover Financial Compensation

as You Recover Physically 

Once you get checked out after a car accident, you can start building your legal claim in order to recover financial compensation. A skilled car accident attorney can handle the legal matters on your behalf so you can focus on your physical recovery. It is critical to follow the treatment plan prescribed by your doctor as you recover. Not following through with the treatment plan could jeopardize your personal injury claim.  

Your attorney will guide you through the personal injury claims process and help you secure the compensation you deserve. However, you must seek medical attention immediately after your car accident to strengthen your legal claim and protect your health. 

Recovery Starts with a Call 

If you have been involved in an automobile crash, you might be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and damages. At The Law Office of Aaron Fonseca, I am passionate about fighting for my client's rights and needs. If you need a consultation with a car accident attorney in Edinburg, Texas, reach out to my office today.