If you read any of our pages on auto accidents, you’ll find us advising accident victims to seek medical attention after their wrecks. This can mean allowing emergency personnel to evaluate you at the scene or visiting a doctor or emergency room immediately after the accident.
Our Atlanta auto accident lawyers understand that this might seem a little cautious- after all, is it really so important to seek medical attention after a relatively minor accident? You probably feel fine.
What you do after an accident is incredibly important. First of all, no one, not even doctors, should attempt to diagnose themselves after an accident. Internal damage isn’t always obvious, and trauma to your head, neck or back can take a while to make itself known.
You need to get yourself evaluated and diagnosed immediately. Let medical professionals determine the extent of your injuries.
Finally, getting documentation of your injuries and your attempts to seek medical attention will prove invaluable should you decide to pursue legal action. The legal system is all about what you can prove, and contemporary records are gold in a law suit.
If you’ve been hurt in an accident in the Atlanta, Georgia area and you’re looking for an experienced auto accident lawyer, please call Lourie, Chance, Forlines, Carter & King, PC today at 404-760-7400 or contact us online for a free consultation.