Being involved in any type of accident is a very scary event, and could require a visit to the doctor to make sure that there are no serious injuries sustained in the accident. However, even though going to the doctor to get checked out can prove to be very beneficial to the person involved, people are often too afraid to go visit the doctor after an accident has taken place. There are two initial excuses people use to avoid seeing their doctor after an accident.
The Excuses for Not Visiting a Doctor
The first excuse people use to avoid the doctor is that they do not want to be bothered. For instance, they just got into an accident, causing them to be uptight. Depending on how severe the situation is, their car may be totaled and therefore no longer drivable. The last thing these people want to do is go ahead and wait in the waiting room in an emergency room.
The second excuse people use to avoid the doctor after an accident, is the mentality that "I'm going be okay". They want to believe that there will be fine in a few days or weeks with no complications.
It is always in the person's best interest to contact a health care professional within the first two days following an accident for many reasons.
- The person may have something going on that must be checked out immediately.
- The timing between the accident and the first time to go to a health care professional is very important.
If you are eventually going to make a claim for your Northwest Indiana car accident, the timing of medical care is one of the biggest data points for the insurance companies that use software to determine how much they are going to pay for the claim. If an insurance company uses a software program the determine the amount in an injured person's claim, the timing, the amount of hours between the incident and the first visit to the doctor is one of the biggest data points.
So there you have it. If you are involved in a Northwest Indiana accident, you should get checked out as soon as possible after the accident to make sure everything is okay, and if everything is not okay, to support your personal injury claim.
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