After a car accident, your first instinct is to check if you’re injured.
When most people find they aren’t bleeding, or otherwise injured,
they move on to the next step in the process, which is exchanging insurance.
Often after this, people decline medical attention because they feel like
they are not injured. This is a common mistake made by many Americans. Our
Austin car accident attorney explains why you should always check in with your doctor after a car accident.
Don’t Deny Medical Attention after a Car Accident
Due to the exciting nature of car accidents, your body releases chemicals
known for increasing energy and inhibiting pain receptors so you can get
through the trauma of the accident. This is why it is possible for people
not feel pain initially, only to realize a few days after their accident
that they are injured. If you’ve been in a car accident, it is smart
to see a doctor afterward, even if you don’t
Failing to Seek Medical Treatment could Affect Your Injury Claim
After suffering an injury in a car accident, you have every right to sue
the negligent party responsible for your injuries. Filing a lawsuit allows
you to pursue compensation for your injuries, property damage, lost wages,
and medical expenses associated with the injury. If you fail to notice
your injuries right away due to lack of medical treatment, is it possible
to still pursue an injury claim?
In Texas, the statute of limitations is 2 years from the time of the accident
meaning you can file your accident claim up to two years after the accident.
Keep in the mind the negligent party’s insurance company will try
everything in their power to minimize the cost on their end. The fact
that you took longer to discover your injury could come into question,
and the insurance company could argue you injuries were caused by other
For cases like this, you should consider working with a skilled Austin
personal injury lawyer. With the help of an attorney from Komie &
Morrow, LLP, we can help you fight for the compensation you need.
Call to speak with an attorney today!