Michigan City, Indiana car accident lawyer explains the second most common mistake that folks make who are involved in car accidents – failing to get checked out by a doctor.
A common problem that we routinely see potential clients make when involved in a Northwest Indiana automobile accident is failing to get immediate medical attention.
Many people do not seek medical attention at the accident scene or go to the emergency room because they think it's too big of a hassle to go to the emergency room or they think they will be okay. Delaying medical care can destroy an injured person's accident case for two reasons:
- The person may have a medical condition that progresses because he did not timely treat the condition.
- The insurance company or a jury will question the person's credibility because “everyone knows that a seriously injured person does not wait to go to the doctor.”
If you're involved in an automobile accident and you feel pain at the scene, allow the EMS personnel to check you out. If EMS wants to take you to the hospital, follow their advice and go. If you do not want to be transported by EMS to the hospital, take yourself to the hospital or urgent care center later that day.
Indiana injury law is complex. If you have been injured in a Northwest Indiana car accident case, please feel free to call our Michigan City car accident lawyer at (219) 874-4878.