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How Long Should I Wait to See a Doctor After a Crash?

Following an accident, your well-being should be your top priority. As such, it’s crucial to seek medical care. However, many people overlook the need for medical care because they don’t experience the pain from their injuries immediately. Instead, they chalk their sores up to something else as the days pass, and they feel more pain.

Unfortunately, if you don’t seek medical care after a car accident, you give insurance adjusters a chance to minimize how much they offer you. In some cases, they’ll deny your claim completely.

Immediate Medical Care Builds Your Claim

The sooner you receive medical care, the more it helps you build a strong claim for compensation. Once you get medical care, you not only begin your treatment, but you can also receive a medical record that helps show your injury’s severity.

Keep in mind: insurance adjusters work to protect their companies’ profits. If they can use a delay in medical treatment against you to pay out less, they’ll do so. Don’t wait too long to get medical treatment because insurance adjusters may try to say that you sustained injuries in a separate incident and do not qualify to recover compensation.

Latency Issues and Your Injuries

In many cases, you can experience latency issues with your injuries. If you experience latency issues, you may not feel pain until days or even weeks after your accident occurs. Even with this potential obstacle, don’t tell insurance adjusters that you didn’t suffer an injury. Instead, inform them that you will be seeking medical care and follow up after your appointment.

At Burnetti, P.A., we know how insurance companies try to utilize various tactics to deny your claims, even when you need and deserve it. Our firm has never represented insurance companies, and we never will. Instead, we help real people dealing with real struggles, guiding you to find doctors, deal with insurance adjusters, and pursue the compensation you need.

Our car accident lawyers serve clients all throughout Florida. Call us today at (888) 444-8508 for your free consultation.