How Long After a Car Accident Should You Go to the Doctor?


Posted: March 10, 2020

People often wonder if, and when, they should visit the doctor after getting in an accident. In the video below, experienced attorney Ray Areshenko explains why it’s important to seek medical care right away.

It’s always a good idea to go to the doctor after a car accident or another type of motor vehicle collision. Mild discomfort can easily worsen without proper care. Additionally, some injuries take time to manifest. It’s in your best interest to go to the doctor where you can receive a thorough evaluation.

The problem with waiting is that it can be used against you if you file an insurance claim or a lawsuit. People may argue that your hesitation indicates you weren’t hurt at the time. They may claim that your injuries happened after the fact and that you’re lying about it now. You can protect your right to compensation by going to the doctor as soon as possible and keeping a record of your visits.

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If you have any questions about visiting the doctor after an accident, start building your case by calling 775-300-7594 (NV) or 916-800-6090 (CA) for a free consultation with REA Law. We serve clients in and around Reno - Sparks and throughout Nevada.  REA Law also has offices in Sacramento servicing California.