Accident lawyer in Swindon
If you have been involved in an accident then the first thing you are likely to need is medical advice and assistance. If you have been injured as a result of your accident then this is going to be your first port of call – whether it is an ambulance which has been called to the scene of your accident, or if you have had to go to the hospital yourself, or perhaps see a GP at a later date, it doesn’t matter.
It is essential that you seek medical help as soon as possible (ideally within the first 24 hours of your accident). Not only is this for your own health and wellbeing, but also for the sake of your records. If, for example, you are likely to want to make a claim for personal injury compensation at a later date, then your accident lawyer in Swindon is going to need to be able to demonstrate that your injuries were serious enough to warrant a claim. They are only going to be able to do this if your records show that you needed to have medical attention.
But what if I feel OK?
If you feel OK after your accident, then some may say that’s fine – don’t bother going to see a doctor. While this may, on the surface, appear to be good advice, it can also be quite dangerous. In some instances, it may be the case that you are not seriously injured, or your injuries do not show as specific symptoms.
As a result of this, it may be that you do genuinely feel fine, however, you may be more seriously injured than at first you believe. If you see a doctor, despite the fact that you feel OK, they may be able to do exploratory tests to check that everything really is as it seems. If not, they may be able to give you advice on things to look out for should your symptoms become worse.
If you do not seek medical attention then you may find that you are putting your health at risk.
Starting a claim
If you want to find out more about making a claim for compensation, and getting an accident lawyer in Swindon on your side then you can contact Accident Advice Helpline today. We are a law firm with over 10 years’ experience in personal injury claims, which means we are one of the best when it comes to securing compensation.
Call us today
Contact Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 069 0500 or, if you want to call us from a mobile, you can reach us on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 26th November 2014