Every Las Vegas car accident attorney in the law offices of Greenman, Goldberg, Raby, and Martinez understands how important it is for accident victims to seek immediate medical treatment for their injuries.
The moments immediately following an accident are chaotic and traumatic for everyone involved. If you receive critical injuries or lose consciousness, you will not have much, if any, choice in what happens. First responders to the accident scene will transport you as soon as possible to the nearest medical facility for treatment.
If the crash is not too serious or is just a fender bender, it may be difficult to assess your injuries. The body responds to stressful situations by releasing adrenaline into the bloodstream. In addition to preparing the body to defend itself under the threat of danger, adrenaline can temporarily mask the pain from injuries.
Under some circumstances, the most severe symptoms associated with closed head injuries and back injuries do not show up until later. Failing to seek immediate medical evaluation can have a negative impact on your ability to recover fully from your injuries.
The medical reports documenting your treatment will play an important role when you file an insurance claim to cover your expenses. If the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, an experienced accident attorney can use the reports to build a case against the responsible party. Waiting to see a physician offers the other side the opportunity to argue that your injuries occurred at some time after the accident. If you cannot prove that your injuries were a direct result of the accident, you will not be able to recover compensation for your medical treatment.
Your initial consultation is free. Call Greeman, Goldberg, Raby, and Martinez today at 702-388-4476 (GGRM) to talk to a competent Las Vegas car accident attorney.