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Should I seek medical attention immediately following a car accident?

Aside from immediately calling the police and getting to a safe location the first thing you need to do is get medical attention. You may not think you need to go to the hospital or urgent care because you feel fine, but the reality is you may not know how bad your injuries are. Things like a traumatic brain injury and internal injuries are not always noticeable. You may not even feel like there’s anything wrong. The only way to make sure you don’t have these injuries is to see a doctor.

So how long can you wait to go to the hospital after your car accident? The statute of limitations in Georgia is four years. So, technically, you can wait four years to see a doctor. However, there’s no reason to wait even four days. Go the same day as the accident. There’s just too much at stake.

Why go to the Hospital?

If you’re involved in a car accident, you may suffer all kinds of injuries. You may have suffered minor injuries like whiplash or bruises. Or you may have more serious injuries that need medical attention right away. Some injuries can mean you’ll be out of work for weeks or even months. You may need surgery and physical therapy. There’s no way to know this if you don’t go to the hospital.

Above all, your Roswell auto accident attorneys will need this medical documentation to prove your injuries. Every day you put off going to the hospital is a day you could get worse. You may wait too long and then your lawyer won’t be able to prove that the accident caused your injuries. Make sure you get the care you need as soon as possible.

Your Roswell Auto Accident Lawyer Will Demand Compensation

The reason you file a claim is so that you can be compensated for your injuries. You shouldn’t have to be responsible for the costs of these injuries. If someone else is responsible for your accident, they should be held liable. The only way to make sure this happens is to get to the hospital and get proof of your injuries.

Some of the damages your lawyer will demand as part of your lawsuit includes:

Medical debt – You should be able to recover for your medical bills. This includes both current and future medical bills. Your doctor can testify if you’re going to need future medical treatment.

Lost income – If you’re out of work for weeks or months, you deserve to be compensated. Your lawyer will submit proof of your missed time. He can also prove that you’ve lost future earnings.

Pain and suffering – If you experience a lot of pain and mental anguish, you deserve compensation.

Property damage – Your car may be destroyed in the accident. The defendant will have to reimburse you for any repairs that need to be made to your car.

Roswell Auto Accident & Injury Attorney's

If you choose to work with our team, we will fight to make sure that the person or entity responsible for your injuries is held accountable. In Georgia, the law allows you only a limited amount of time to file your personal injury claim - meaning it is extremely important to hire an attorney as soon as possible after an accident has occurred. 

If you need a reliable personal injury attorney, contact us right away.​​ We are available 24/7, including holidays, for your free consultation. Call 770-365-7556.

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