If you have been injured in an accident involving another road user than it is always a good idea to seek medical advice after a car accident in Redcar and Cleveland as soon as possible. If you do not seek treatment then there is a good chance that you won’t be able to make a claim for compensation as a result of your accident and injuries.
Why you need to seek medical advice after a car accident in Redcar and Cleveland
If you decide later down the line that you would like to make a claim for compensation for your injuries then it should be somewhat logical to presume you are going to need to be able to prove that you were injured in the way that you said you were. The best way to do this is via your medical records, as these are independent documents and records which outline your medical history.
If, for some reason, you did not attend your doctor, a walk in centre, the local hospital or any other treatment facility following your accident then there is not going to be any proof that an injury occurred. It will simply be your word against the person whom you are seeking compensation from. As the legal process works on the grounds of proving guilt “beyond all reasonable doubt” your claim will not go terribly far, and most solicitors would not offer to take it on.
Hopefully now it is clear why seeking medical advice, and where appropriate treatment, is so vital when it comes to securing the compensation that you could be entitled to.
Other benefits of going to the doctor
While it is important that you see your doctor, or other medical professional, after your accident to help support your claim, it is more important that you do so to secure your own health. While you may feel fine in the immediate aftermath of your accident there is always the chance that your symptoms are not yet showing themselves. It is possible to feel OK, but to be suffering from internal injuries that have not yet presented themselves.
A GP will be able to check you over properly and provide you with details of symptoms you should be looking out for. This will keep you safe and hopefully speed up your recovery.
To find out if you can make a claim for compensation simply get in touch with us today either by calling 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 6th July 2015
Author: David Brown