How soon after an accident do I need to seek medical treatment?

Attorney Jay KanterAuthor: Attorney Jay Kanter

If you suffer an injury resulting from an accident, it is important to get medical treatment as soon as possible. Obviously, for a serious injury, immediate medical care in an emergency room is necessary. For less serious injuries, seeking medical attention within a day or two is very important. Getting the proper medical care can treat an injury before it gets worse and will also provide the proper medical documentation needed should you want or need to pursue an injury claim.

If you are injured due to someone else’s negligence, you must not only prove fault but will also need to prove the extent of the injury. In most cases, this can only be proven through some course of medical treatment or therapy which will properly document the extent of your damages.

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