Being involved in a New Orleans car accident can be overwhelming. You are in shock and may be dealing with strong emotions and physical pain. You may not be thinking clearly as you assume you are not seriously injured. However, even minor NoLA car accidents can result in severe injuries for the driver and passengers. If you are injured in a crash, call for emergency medical assistance at the scene of the accident. If your injuries are not life-threatening, you should see a doctor as soon as possible after the accident.
Obtaining medical assistance is essential for your recovery and for protecting your right to pursue a claim against the at-fault driver. Our New Orleans car accident lawyers can help you recover damages including medical costs, lost wages, physical pain, property damage, and other losses related to the car accident. However, we need for you to see a doctor as soon as possible after the accident and to contact our office as soon as possible once you have obtained medical assistance.
Reasons Why You Need to See a Doctor After a New Orleans Car Accident
- Protecting Your Health – Your health should be your number one priority following a vehicle accident. Delaying medical care can result in a minor injury become much more serious. It is always in your best interest to be checked by your doctor after a car accident so he doctor can check for signs and symptoms of a serious injury and order immediate care before life-threatening complications arise.
- Obtaining A Correct Diagnosis – You are not a physician; therefore, you are not truly qualified to decide if the aches and pains you are experience will just go away with time. Those symptoms could be an indication of a much more serious injury. Even if that proves to not be the case, minor aches and pains that continue for a long time can interfere with your daily life and your ability to work. Only a doctor can give you a correct diagnosis.
- Protecting Your Right To File A Car Accident Claim – In order to receive compensation from the other driver, you must prove that you have damages. See a doctor right away after a New Orleans car crash can help to document the injuries sustained in the accident. Furthermore, as the doctor treats you for your injuries, a record will be generated that your attorney can use to prove the severity of your injuries to maximize the amount of compensation you receive from the other driver.
These are just a few of the reasons why you need to seek medical help following a motor vehicle accident. Our attorneys can guide you through the steps of a personal injury claim; however, you need a doctor to help you recover from you physical injuries.
Call A New Orleans Car Accident Attorney
The NoLA personal injury attorneys of The Olinde Firm are here to provide guidance and support as you continue to recover from a serious car accident. Contact our office at (504) 587-1440 or 1-800-587-1889 to schedule a free legal consultation. You are under no obligation when you come into our office to get answers to your car accident claim questions.