[:en]After a car accident, there are many things to consider and make decisions about. From dealing with insurance companies to handling vehicle repairs, seeking medical treatment may seem not important if you aren’t feeling any immediate effects from the collision. Here are some things to keep in mind regarding the benefits of getting medical attention sooner rather than later.
- Be on the lookout for any issues such as fatigue, headache, or nausea appearing and/or worsening after an accident. These may be underlying symptoms of a serious injury. Getting an evaluation from a doctor can allow for further testing to be done if needed, and treatment for any injuries can begin as soon as possible.
The Waiting Game:
- Even if you feel your accident doesn’t give the need to seek medical treatment, seeking medical care can preserve your rights. Insurance companies make note of when treatment is sought, and may use your waiting to get help as a sign that your injuries from the accident are not that severe.
Limits to a Claim:
- In the state of Colorado, there is a statue of limitations from the date of the accident for settling a claim with your insurance company. After the statute of limitations passes, your case may not be revisited or resumed so getting and completing all medical treatment in regards to your accident is important prior to that time.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, contact our office at (303) 327-9988 to schedule a free consultation and speak with one of our experienced attorneys. Please also visit our practice area page at our website on motor vehicle collisions here for additional information.