Your health must always be your first priority If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, you should get checked out right away. Your health must always be your first priority. It is possible that you may feel fine immediately after being knocked down. However, even serious injuries may not show any adverse symptoms until the next day, week, month, or even year. Therefore, it is highly recommended to seek medical treatment as soon as possible, whether you believe you are seriously hurt or not. A medical professional is qualified to determine the severity of your wounds. They are also aware of what symptoms may be indicative of injuries and what to watch out for. Delaying an appointment with a physician may increase the chances of your injury progressively getting worse overtime. Furthermore, if you are not assessed right away, the insurance companies will argue that you did not suffer any serious injuries after the accident. This can severely limit your ability to file a claim and receive damages.
Therefore, we recommend getting checked by a doctor even if you think you are ok. A medical professional is more qualified to determine whether or not you are actually hurt. Further, a doctor knows what symptoms may be indicative of future injuries, as well as what to watch out for.
Finally, do not wait to seek medical help. The longer you wait, the stronger an insurance adjuster’s claim that you are not actually hurt will be.