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Personal Injury / 12.04.2023

Should You Let EMTs Evaluate You After An Accident?

Getting Medical Treatment Is Vital for Your Personal Injury Case

If you have been injured in an accident, it is important to get medical treatment as soon as possible, even if you’re not sure you have been severely injured. EMTs typically arrive on the scene of car accidents and can be called to other types of accidents as well. Even if you don’t go to the hospital, having EMTs evaluate you after an accident is wise.

At Litster Frost, we are dedicated to educating the public on what to do after an accident to protect your rights to compensation. If you have been injured in an accident, contact us today for assistance. Our experienced team of attorneys can provide invaluable assistance in your case. Meanwhile, here is more on why you should let EMTs evaluate you after an accident.

Injuries May Not Be Immediately Noticeable After an Accident

It is common to be injured without realizing it after an accident. This is due to the adrenaline rush that comes naturally when we are threatened, such as in a car accident. According to Allied Medical Centers, adrenaline can mask pain and give you a false sense of physical and emotional strength. 

Adrenaline can mask many severe injuries, including soft tissue injuries, whiplash, and even broken bones. EMTs can identify many of these injuries upon giving you an assessment. They may recommend that you visit the hospital for diagnostic testing or X-rays to ensure that your injuries are not severe.

Medical Documentation from EMTs Support Your Personal Injury Claim

Medical documentation is your strongest evidence in a personal injury claim, and car insurance companies are likely to pay less for soft tissue injuries not diagnosed at the time of the accident. While some injuries may not be noticeable for days after an accident even if you are examined by EMTs, allowing EMTs to assess your injuries at the time of the accident is still important.

It is important to get medical treatment as quickly as possible when you are injured in an accident. Establishing medical care early helps support your case for soft tissue injuries that are more difficult to diagnose. 

What Happens If I Don’t Let EMTs Examine Me After an Accident?

If you don’t let EMTs examine you after an accident, you could be jeopardizing your personal injury claim. Allowing the EMTs to establish your injury on the scene eliminates the possibility that other activities could be blamed for your injury. It also establishes the injury from the time of the accident, strengthening your case.

Without that medical intervention, your soft tissue damage could be undervalued by insurance companies. At worst, your personal injury claim can be denied due to a lack of medical evidence.

You Are Entitled to Compensation Whether Or Not You See EMTs

The most important thing to understand is that, even if you don’t see the EMTs, you are still entitled to compensation for your injuries if they were caused by someone else’s negligence. Your personal injury claim may be made more complex if you do not see EMTs at the scene of the accident, but it doesn’t mean you can’t get compensation.

If you have been injured in an accident and your injuries didn’t surface until a few days after the incident, we can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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