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I've been hurt in a crash. Should I wait to see a doctor?

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If you are hurt in a crash, it is crucial that you seek medical attention as soon as possible.  First of all, assessing your injuries and condition and getting the treatment you need is what's best for you.  This is obvious.  Don't make the mistake of "giving yourself some time" to heal if you've been hurt.

And second, if you have a legal claim to make for your injuries, the longer you wait, the more doubt the insurance company will push your way on whether you were hurt as badly as you claim, if you were hurt at all, and if you're somehow not being honest about what happened to you as a result of the crash.  How many times have I heard from an insurance claims adjuster, or even an insurance company lawyer at trial, long after a crash, "People who are hurt see their doctors;  why didn't Mr. So and So see a doctor for five days after the crash.... He must not have been hurt!"    

Don't give them that argument.   It's crucial, health and case wise, to seek medical treatment as quickly as possible after a crash that has hurt you.  Crucial.     Call me anytime for a no cost advice consult.  Michael Mannis  312-704-4300  mmannis@gmail.com
 

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