Should I Go To The Doctor After A Car Accident During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

visiting a doctor after an accidentIf you have been in a car accident during the COVID-19 pandemic, you are facing a tough situation. While you may hesitate to visit a doctor out of fear of the coronavirus, you will also have injuries that need to be treated and documented. Should you fail to see a doctor in a timely manner, you are putting your health at risk as well as making it less likely that you will gain compensation for your injuries. Rather than let this happen, seek legal advice from Tampa FL car accident attorneys at Wagner McLaughlin.

 

Medical Documentation

While ensuring you will have your car accident injuries addressed promptly by doctors who can give you the treatment you need, visiting a doctor will also allow you to have your injuries immediately documented in your medical records. By doing so, an insurance company will have less chance of claiming you were not seriously injured in your accident, which could let the company deny you the compensation you deserve.

 

Gaining Compensation

When you are injured in a serious auto accident, through no fault of your own, there is little doubt you will need substantial compensation for your damages. If you were seriously injured, you will likely have medical bills arriving at your mailbox for months, all of which will need to be paid. Also, you will need compensation for the wages you have already lost as well as what you will lose until you can return to work. These damages, along with the pain and suffering you are enduring each day, make it even more critical you visit a doctor as soon as possible after your accident.

 

Since doctors and hospitals are taking extra precautions to protect non-COVID-19 patients, do not hesitate to seek medical treatment following your car accident. To gain further legal advice regarding your accident, schedule a consultation at once with Tampa FL car accident attorneys at Wagner McLaughlin.