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The Importance of Seeking Medical Care After an Accident

If you were recently involved in an auto accident, it is imperative that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. Why? First and foremost, your health and wellbeing should be your number-one priority. In some cases, internal injuries, whiplash or nerve damage may not present a problem until days or even weeks after the accident. For this reason, it is always a good idea to get checked out by a doctor after a collision—even if you have only suffered seemingly minor injuries. Secondly, failing to seek medical attention after an accident may pose legal problems for you in the future.

As you may know, the insurance company is only focused on one thing: settling your claim as quickly as possible, for as little money as possible. This means that they may find any excuse to withhold compensation or flat-out deny your claim. If you failed to seek medical attention after an accident, or waited too long to see a doctor, the insurance company may attempt to show that you weren't actually hurt—thus, giving them leverage to pay you less than what you are actually owed. A practical remedy to this problem would be to have a doctor evaluate and, most importantly, document your injuries.

If you have already run into problems with your insurance claim, you should not hesitate to get in touch with the Portland personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Timothy Grabe. Our firm understands how insurance companies operate, so you can trust that we have the ability and determination to recover the level of compensation that you deserve. Not to mention, we have been helping victims just like yourself since 1983. Put our firm's decades of experience to work for you by calling today for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation at (503) 825-2115, or reach out to our firm online.