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Mar 18, 2015

In California, where driving is a necessity, it is easy to get overwhelmed following an accident and forget to do a few critical things. Most importantly, people often fail to get immediate medical care. Do not put medical treatment on the backburner.

As a leading personal injury law firm in Los Angeles , we strongly urge anyone who is a victim of a car accident to see a doctor as soon as possible. This is our advice regardless of whether you sure you want to pursue a personal injury claim. A doctor’s visit after an accident will prove your injuries should you find yourself fighting for medical compensation. More importantly, you may be seriously injured and not feel the effects right away because of the shock of the accident.

If you wait and allow time to pass to see a doctor, the insurance company will use that against you and argue that you were not really injured. Insurance adjusters will look for any reason not to pay the full value of a case, so do not make it easier for them. The longer you wait to get medical attention, the harder it will be to prove your injuries are a result of the accident.

If you suffer facial or bodily bruising from an auto accident and prolong the visit to the doctor, your compensation will be much more limited. We cannot overemphasize the importance of seeking professional counsel and getting medical attention as soon as possible.

In addition to seeking immediate medical care for injuries sustained in an accident, it is also important to return for follow-up visits and, if released but symptoms persist, to follow the doctor’s advice and return for further evaluation. If there are significant “gaps” in medical treatment, the insurance company will use this as a reason to make a lower offer.

For further information or to schedule an appointment with a reputable and experienced car accident lawyer in Los Angeles please contact West Coast Trial Lawyers today at (888) 888-9285 or visit

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