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Should I Seek Medical Attention Right Away After An Accident?

When involved in any kind of accident, the safety and well-being of yourself and your loved ones should be a top priority. This includes getting out of harm’s way if still in potential danger after an accident, and seeking care from a medical professional once out of any immediate danger.

Even if you do not believe that you have been injured, you should still seek medical attention at your earliest convenience. You never know if and when any underlying symptoms from your accident may surface. Auto and motorcycle accidents alone account for almost half of all new spinal cord injuries every year. There are some spinal injuries that may take up to two weeks after an accident before any symptoms or pains may arise (Mayo Clinic). Only a medical professional would be able to determine if this type of injury has occurred or may occur and take the necessary steps to have your situation monitored.

Never assume that an injury, after any sort of incident will disappear on its own. Seeking medical treatment early will allow you a quicker and fuller recovery and documenting medical records early will only serve to help you receive compensation for your injuries.

When it comes to an injury claim, seeking medical attention as soon as possible is critical. If you begin developing symptoms hours, days, or even weeks after an accident, the insurance company can argue that your injury may have been caused by something other than your accident. Additionally, unnecessary gaps in care or treatment will also negatively impact your injury claim, so be sure to make your well-being and recovery a top priority!

If you are ever involved in an accident, contact the team at Leon Law PLLC for a free case review and consultation to learn more about your legal options. Call (480) 269-1083 or email

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