Our PG County car accident attorneys will provide a great deal of advice and counsel in the aftermath of a collision. It is all important but of optimal importance is this: seek medical attention. A proper and thorough examination is not only beneficial to your physical recovery but it can also improve your financial recovery, should you choose to pursue a claim.
Checking for clear signs of injury is, naturally the first step, but then see a medical professional. Sometimes adrenaline, which surges after an unexpected situation, like a car accident, can obscure the pain of injury, and many accident victims believe they will feel better with rest, only to wake up to more severe aches, or even immobility the next day or in the weeks following an accident. Your car accident injuries may be worse than you think, and delaying treatment will exacerbate them. If you have delayed seeking treatment, do not make the choice to continue that delay– it is still better late than never to seek treatment. The longer you wait, the harder it is for your PG County car accident lawyer to prove the severity of your injuries and their connection to the accident.
As we mentioned in another PG County car accident attorney tip, photographs can provide key evidence in a personal injury claim. This is true for documenting injuries as well as for property damage and other aspects of the accident. Photographs of your swelling, bruising, cuts, etc. can be very illustrative to both insurance adjusters and juries to help explain your physical pain and suffering. Additionally, you should keep a record of your prescriptions, your out of pocket medical costs for items like pain killers or heating pads, and any other paperwork pertaining to your medical needs following the accident. Journaling can also be helpful for you to recall your pain and suffering at the time is what occurring. Most trials occur well after the accident date and you will find these types of notes very helpful, as will your PG County car accident lawyer.
After seeking medical attention, it is wise to consult with an attorney. Whether or not you decide to pursue a personal injury claim, it is useful to know all of your legal options. For more information, contact Cohen & Cohen, PC and schedule a free case evaluation.