If you’re injured in an accident, common sense dictates that you’ve got to get medical attention, first and foremost. Legally speaking, it’s vitally important that you follow up with a trained medical provider who can accurately document the injury. If the injuries aren’t documented, it can be as if they didn’t even happen.
Some people choose not to go to a doctor or to be examined, which creates a delay. Their injuries may get worse and worse, and when they do decide to go for treatment and documentation, there is a gap in time. Insurers make millions of dollars a year in denying righteous claims that simply were not documented initially.
If you’re injured, get an examination and medical treatment so there is documentation.