Law Offices of Gabriel H. Avina

Los Angeles Personal Injury and Criminal Defense Lawyers


Friday, February 3, 2012

The Importance of Seeing your Doctor after an Accident

Many prospective clients come to me with severe personal injuries and want to recover what they are entitled to from an accident several weeks after an accident.

Here's the problem - they never went to a doctor or sought medical care after the accident.  This is a mistake.  If you are involved in a car or motorcycle accident, you must see a medical professional.  Sure, you may feel fine at first or even okay after a few days.  But many injuries take longer to surface and manifest themselves.  This is especially true with auto accidents that cause some type of nerve damage.

Trying to "tough it out" will only preclude you from a significant portions of the pain and suffering compensation that you are entitled to.  The insurance company for the driver who was texting when he rear-ended you does not care about you.  The insurance company will try to pay out as little as possible and if you do not have your injuries documents, you will not get all the compensation you are entitled to.

Go see your doctor.  Even if you don't think it's a bad injury.

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