After a car accident injury, barring an emergency, you should seek help as soon as possible. Prompt treatment can lessen the time spent suffering the after-effects of the injury. If you feel injured, never wait and expect the soreness to vanish on its own. It rarely does. Immediately contact a doctor to get checked out.
Immediate treatment is also important because it provides proof of injury. This is important to the insurance company. They need to have proof that legitimate injuries occurred. Often the claims adjuster will not believe the injuries are serious without proof. Or, whether they are actually the result of the car accident. Delay in seeking treatment increases the chance that insurance may not cover you. They may even try to work the situation to their best interest and not yours. You have the right to complete medical improvement. It doesn’t matter what the insurance company thinks.
So, why don’t more people seek injury help right away?
How we help you after a car accident injury
At NW Injury & Rehab Center, we take a comprehensive approach. We like to know exactly what has incurred after a car accident injury. When we see a new auto collision patient, we will run through comprehensive testing such as:
- Orthopedic examination
- Neurologic examination
- Range of motion tests
- X-Ray evaluation
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)