After a car accident, it is important to receive medical attention as soon
as possible. Obvious injuries, such as broken bones, lacerations, puncture
wounds, and burns, will be treated by emergency medical personnel at the
scene. However, in minor crashes or fender benders, you may not think
you need to see a doctor. Even if you don’t feel pain or think you
are uninjured, it is always a good idea to make an appointment to see
your doctor immediately after a crash. Why?
There are several reasons:
Seeing a doctor can help avoid serious internal injuries. Sometimes, injuries don’t show symptoms for hours or even days after
the initial incident. This means you could have suffered an internal injury,
such as organ damage or brain trauma, and not even realize it. By receiving
a thorough examination by your doctor, you can get the treatment you need
to avoid long-term damage from internal injuries.
Seeing a doctor can ensure you don’t have soft tissue injuries. Soft tissue injuries, which affect muscles, tendons, and ligaments, may
not reveal symptoms for a long time after a crash. Sprains, strains, whiplash,
and other injuries could hinder your quality of life and ability to do
everyday tasks. Even if you don’t feel any pain right after the
accident, you still should be examined by a doctor to ensure you don’t
have underlying soft tissue injuries.
Seeing a doctor can provide you with evidence in a personal injury case. Insurance companies will often do everything in their power to avoid paying
what you deserve after an accident. If you wait to see a doctor, or fail
to receive medical attention at all, your claim may be denied. The insurance
company may try to say that your injuries were not caused by the accident,
or that they are not as serious as you claim. However, if you have medical
records, you can prove that your injuries were the result of the crash,
and that they are as serious as you say.
Compassionate Car Accident Lawyers in Honolulu
At Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, we have guided numerous clients to successful
outcomes. If you have been involved in a car accident, our team of
Honolulu car accident attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation. We will look at medical records,
police reports, pictures of the scene, and witness statements to build
We know that insurance companies may try to dispute your claim or downplay
the seriousness of your injuries. That is why we will use effective legal
strategies and negotiation techniquest to help you pursue the compensation
you need. Depending on the situation, you may be entitled to a settlement
for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical bills, and other damages.
Contact our office
today to schedule a free case evaluation, and put an aggressive legal advocate
on your side.